So, back in the 1950s, it was the height of the cold war. The US and the Soviet Union were engaged in the sort of contest that usually involves a small change of painful zipper mishaps. The Space Race was just heating up, and everyone was thinking big. So, the newly-formed NASA formulated a plan to land men on the moon... and the Air Force formulated a plan to nuke it.
I only wish I was kidding. Project A119, guys and ladies.
Launch Report 2017-2 - LDRS-36
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