Cold War

The crazy U.S. plan to win the Cold War by blowing up the moon
Jan 14, 2013

Though the Cold War was mostly a decades-long superpower standoff, there were a few hotter moments. There was the launching of Sputnik, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the time the U.S. planned to detonate a nuke on the Moon in hopes of scaring the Soviets into defeat. No, really.