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: Mainer wins Nobel Prize Disappearance baffles family NOW: Trans teen says private school asked him to leave Inside the chaos: Police release Las Vegas body cam footage Jason Aldean on stage when deadly Las Vegas shooting began NEWS CENTER Video Forecast Gun Sales after Las Vegas- NECN NOW: Vegas couple says they recognize gunman from gun show Botanical Garden battle NEWS CENTER Video Forecast More Stories Saddleback: Australian CEO remains 'committed,' but… Nov 21, 2017, 5:14 p.m. Search suspended for missing 70-year-old man in West Bath Nov 20, 2017, 7:11 a.m. Freeport teacher under investigation for sexting students Nov 21, 2017, 1:31 p.m.