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 NOW: New tick disease Stealthing epidemic Goldberg Youth Sports commentary 43 year old gymnastics teacher accused of sexually abusing a minor. Woman convicted in childcare death released Gorham crash - March 24 NEWS CENTER Video Forecast Ice Carousel (Ctsy: Snowmobile Northern Maine) Maine girl says 'I am not a distraction' Goose lays eggs at Whole Foods More Stories SURVIVAL: Father and daughter continue to heal years… Apr 27, 2017, 1:54 p.m. Durham man faces disturbing animal abuse allegations Apr 27, 2017, 5:20 a.m. Gardiner school shuts off spigots after arsenic is found Apr 27, 2017, 1:27 p.m.