Close BrainDrops: The US Considered Nuking the Moon BrainDrops: We almost nuked the moon Keith Carson, WCSH 9:53 PM. EDT April 10, 2017 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST A division of the United States government once considered dropping a nuclear bomb on the moon. Seriously. A declassified report by the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center from June 1959 lays out the plan, nicknamed Project A119. (Project A120 was sharks with laser beams on their heads...)The goal of this operation was to investigate the capability of weapons in space, as well gain further insight into the space environment and the detention of nuclear devices. ”The motivation for such a detonation is clearly threefold: scientific, military, and political.” The political part? To show Russia how very nuclear we could be if it came down to it.Needless to say, better judgment won out. © 2017 WCSH-TV CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS Cont'd Coverage, Baby hit by car has memorial NOW: LulaRoe or LulaNO? NOW: LuLaRoe panel Some Patriot Players took a Knee Hugs from Hayley 5th Quarter Week 4: Part 2 Tenn. church shooter 'just walked in, started shooting' Experts warn of phony calls to steal money Fans show their support for Ric Flair NEWS CENTER Video Forecast More Stories Lewiston mother was driving with conditional licence… Sep 23, 2017, 8:17 p.m. A number of Patriots players took the knee Sep 24, 2017, 8:09 p.m. CEO of New England Patriots responds to Pres.… Sep 24, 2017, 10:11 a.m.