Project Horizon: America’s Cold War Moon Base (Almost) — Colin’s Last Stand (Episode 17)
Colin’s Last Stand
Published on May 30, 2017
In 1959, the American Department of Defense wrote more than 400 classified pages investigating whether it could build a fully functioning lunar base by 1966. This is the story of Project Horizon.
Project Horizon’s Declassified Reports:
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Still images in this video were acquired from the following sources, for which Colin’s Last Stand is thankful: Den of Geeks, History.com, IGN, NASA, Wikimedia, and Wikipedia.
Explorer I Details: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/ex…
NASA Estabilshed: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-hi…
Project Horizon Has Been Declassified: http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEB…
Sputnik I Details: https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/image…
Sputnik II Details: https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/space…
The Manhattan Project Details: https://www.britannica.com/event/Manh…
The Soviet Union’s Lunar Plans: http://www.popularmechanics.com/space…
What Happened to Laika?: http://time.com/3546215/laika-1957/
Don’t know about ‘almost’…I am pretty sure it’s up there. It was scheduled to be ready in 1966.
It would certainly explain all the fruit.
Note that these illustrations are just for, um, illustration… the actual facilities would be built underground.