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 The Sanford Mill is still not safe to go inside Firefighters battle massive blaze in Sanford NEWS CENTER Video Forecast Illegal Dog Breeding Operation Houlton Car Crash Bangor Pride Parade time lapse Knox County Gun Shot Sanford mill fire OPIOID EMERGENCY LAW MagnifyMoney: Should all Americans be guaranteed a basic income? More Stories Knox County Sheriff's Officers respond to two… Jun 24, 2017, 8:34 p.m. Woman accidentally shoots herself Jun 24, 2017, 11:41 p.m. Crews battle massive blaze at abandoned mill… Jun 23, 2017, 7:41 p.m.