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November 29th, 2012
06:49 PM ET

U.S. had plans to nuke the moon

You could easily skip by it in an archive search: a project titled "A Study of Lunar Research Flights." Its nickname is even more low-brow: "Project A-119."

But the reality was much more explosive.

It was a top-secret plan, developed by the U.S. Air Force, to look at the possibility of detonating a nuclear device on the moon.

FULL STORY ON SECURITY CLEARANCE BLOG


Filed under: Brian Todd • Moon • Nuclear • Space
January 26th, 2012
06:46 PM ET

Will Moon colony idea fly with voters?

CNN strategists Maria Cardona & Alex Castellanos discuss Newt Gingrich's idea to create a permanent colony on the Moon.

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Filed under: 2012 election • Moon • Newt Gingtich • Space