Did the US once plan to blow up the moon?
New report on secret project during height of Cold War
- Duration 5:41
- Date Nov 28, 2012
New report on secret project during height of Cold War
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Well we missed our chance to take -- out and today it still shines some -- Yes according to a new report at the height of the Cold War US officials considered hitting the moon with an atomic bomb to scare the Soviet Union.
The secret project including calculations by astronomer Carl Sagan on how much dust and gas explosion would generate.
And a physicist told the AP years ago that witnessing the nuclear flash from earth would intimidate the Soviets.
But alas the plan was killed because some gutless military officials are worried people on earth could be heard obviously must discuss in the lightning round.
Hey ambassador have you ever heard of this project before it is it too late to resume work if need be at Eid al-Qaeda -- be scared to death if we did.
What was the problem here I don't know what what Wright issue and it was a big disappointment to think that we had a capability and that president.
But what president of the science fiction film where the moon goes off on its own it's it was.
TV series some years ago -- -- and yes -- ninety -- that is a great show we could have done that forty or fifty we did -- -- -- I don't know.
Space 1959 competitive in here.
Paul the report didn't specify but I'm assuming the idea was.
The new equipment actually blown up the moon or changed its orbit in any way it -- just would have made an explosion on -- so what's the -- not a big deal but that it will first of all this doesn't feel like a US Cold War strategy it feels like a Bugs -- plot line here.
Buzz -- hanging -- can go and I got to get out of here I mean but let me get this straight we have scientists there want to book -- -- it's time.
Smoking was good and seat -- were bad tell me why should -- subject for the fifties it has.
-- home in the kitchen barefoot and pregnant.
You said that makes it.
So Lauren aren't yet you got -- move and it affects the tides it affects women other than is who caters to stupid move.
A clearly and I wasn't around during the Cold War I I wanna research on the story at one since he has true lies and I do think -- -- lineup and then.
Because it would have instilled confidence in the American right in America from that confident right now we should get it now that's what I'm -- -- physical plant cut line right the economy's gone back into recession to lure the military or any of that and that all -- what you're talking about is did you see the -- get blown up less than an anti.
And that -- will -- less today where I edit them thinking a better -- drop bombs that form creators of the giant USA.
On the -- that invisible from writing off some of bill is it possible that this idea leaked out earlier than we think and George Lucas used it as sort of the idea for the ending of so I would.
Now -- look at George Lucas is I don't give him credit for and there -- a lot of I I don't think that this is not as much commentary -- time to times in the fifties -- the science involved.
-- our current media because every single started -- -- did you elect.
To blow up the entire movie.
You know lawyers and the new facility and it wouldn't know damaged and the worst part is current state of the media assumes that everyone watching.
Think that the moon is the size of the kind of yeah an easily knocked out with a couple of nukes I don't know who loses -- a lot of people I.
-- anymore now.
Our next topic on -- Chinese China's Communist Party newspaper picked up a story that North Korea's Kim Jong -- have been named sexiest man alive.
The source was the onion the satire was lost in translation.
-- the easily -- People's Daily website offered congratulations and ran off 55 page photo spread of the leader.
No longer portions of the onions report like this.
Which is devastatingly handsome around faces boyish charm and his strong sturdy frame the Pyongyang rate of heart -- -- every woman's dream come true.
Yeah that rare ability to somehow be completely adorable and completely macho at the same time.
Paul yes there.
At the under also listed as on its previous sexiest man alive Bernie Madoff and the unabomber.
And maybe a couple clues.
Should have been -- -- Nine in an election on any PR they can get you know look I mean look -- In defense to China sex symbols have always been a very difficult thing to explain to different cultures like you how hard it is for me to explain my son at one time.
Henry wind clear was a sex symbol in this country yeah.
-- -- -- -- Attorney happy days well a tape that shows how much we're gonna miss communism when it finally this -- House we've searched for decades that had influence Communist Chinese behavior that we finally -- We just make up stories the way -- Arabs and put him and he goes yeah absolutely.
At -- I'm Lauren and it is kind of nice to know that at least when it comes just satirical news we're better than China and yes.
We don't want that class a and I look at Kim Jung un -- -- -- Exist there there on the same level from -- and -- Can't beautiful and I -- perfect -- you what you think you -- -- that was actually great to us.
I he's good looking dude I don't know who's the -- yeah.
That's up for debate I don't -- more surprise -- -- in the state run media.
-- It's China would be so easily -- yeah.
-- -- they -- told rerun this story in and that's wrong if you look at their People Magazine apparently he's also the sexiest woman.
That's did you know.
Maybe so but that is what -- -- -- knew who actually did Britain and a good point preposterous shock.
But I had a really good now when before he was -- -- compared to now now he looks and sounds like that Woody Allen.
Ed before he was the sexy sexiest guy have you had many Japanese still currently he is still going to be loans and -- I'm -- come in contact data break.