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Opening Arguments

Moon shot

Well, thank goodness cooler heads prevaied, eh?

During the height of the Cold War, U.S. officials debated whether to detonate nuclear bomb on the moon in order to send a message to the Soviet Union, the Asian News International reports.

The secret project dubbed, “A Study of Lunar Research Flights” and nicknamed “Project A119,” was seriously being considered until it was scrapped because military officials were worried it would hurt the people on Earth.

Hurt the peole on Earth just by blowing up a little old moon? What a bunch a pansies! No wonder the Ruskies almost won the Cold War.