[FPSPACE] Cold war on cold Moon
agzak at optonline.net
Thu Sep 18 08:39:33 EDT 2014
Not to mention, Luna-1 was not really taking pictures! Of course, the
project Horizon was also known and described in many sources, long before
the latest documents were released.
On 9/18/14 8:30 AM, "Robert Reeves" <reeves10 at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> Nothing really new in this article. Kidnaping the Luna 3 display, plans for
> nuclear explosions on the Moon, by both the US and USSR,
> these are well known Space Race items within the space history community. If
> they wanted some fun, I guess they could have mentioned how Carl Sagan nearly
> got his nickers in a jam by once citing a classified document he helped author
> regarding the earlier nuke the moon idea.
> And I object to the illustration showing Gagarin and others looking at some
> photos. the caption reads ³first pictures of the Moon taken by Luna 1 in
> 1961². Three mistakes with one sentence! Gagarin and company are probably
> looking at Luna 9 surface panoramas.
> Robert Reeves
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