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    US Planned To Build Surveillance Station On The Moon

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    Recently declassified government documents revealed that at one time the US was considering establishing a surveillance station on the moon.

    Recently declassified government documents revealed that at one time the US was considering establishing a surveillance station on the moon.

    The documents were released to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s historic walk on the celestial body.

    The plan, which predates the moonwalk by a decade, went under the codename ‘Project Horizon’ and was officially filed in 1959.

    At that time, the desire was to build a communications system for, per the document, "facilitating communications with and observation of the earth."

    The 100-page plan doesn’t stop there, though.

    Using the moon as a launch pad for sending projectiles towards both our planet and into space was proposed.

    Exploding a nuclear missile on the moon was also being considered.

    The point of doing so would have been to assess how effective such a means would have been against aliens based upon how the radiation fallout would affect them.

    Thankfully, that never came to pass.

    The US has since launched a number of spy satellites into space however.