ep 52: A-Bombs On The Moon

Detonating a thermonuclear weapon on the moon? It sounds like the devious scheme of a deranged comic-book villain and not a project initiated inside the United States government! But in 1958, as the Cold War space race was heating up, the U.S. Air Force set out to do just that! Code-named “Project A119,” it was the U.S. attempt to reclaim the initiative from the Soviets who had just flung the beach-ball sized satellite “Sputnik” into orbit, thus proving to the world it had not lost the space race before it had even begun.

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Notes:

National Air and Space Museum Welcomes Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZmafy_v8g8

The time we almost nuked the moon
https://www.digitaltrends.com/features/nuke-the-moon-project-a119/

Carl Sagan – Millions, Billions and Trillions. All the illions from Cosmos and in order
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZmafy_v8g8

Cosmos by Carl Sagan (all 13 episodes)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtvRfQfTh1K8M9Jrk7LPRhvKLgvJqdNfA

The Carl Sagan Portal
https://carlsagan.com/

Also…

BackHoe at the Race Track
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Evu9OueFyxI

You Better Watch This Before Shooting a Fridge Packed with Tannerite
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjlOEhUr4Ys

 

Author: The Digression Podcast Guys

1 thought on “ep 52: A-Bombs On The Moon

  1. Some people follow famous athletes, some are fans of rock stars or movie actors, but Jody is a Carl Sagan fanboy. Chris responds, “it figures.” That cracks me up!

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