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Soviets Planned 'Invulnerable' Military HQ on the Moon

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<b>Soviets Planned 'Invulnerable' Military HQ on the Moon </b><br /><br />LINK<br /><br />In the days of the Cold War Soviet commanders and their best scientists were working on a project to build military headquarters on the Moon, the Novaya Gazeta weekly reports. The paper writes that the lunar base project was developed thirty years ago and was only abolished because of its enormous cost. <br /><br />The newspaper cited Aleksandr Yegorov, deputy general designer of the General Machine Building Design Bureau (the name of the bureau suggests that it deals with top secret military projects — MosNews) as saying that he personally took part in the development of the lunar base project. <br /><br />Soviet scientists considered the Moon to be a very good place for a strategic headquarters as nuclear strikes on its surface would lose most of their destructive force. As the moon has no atmosphere, no shockwave could spread there and the radioactive dust would immediately fall out back on the surface without an atmosphere to carry it. <br /><br />The designer also said that the USA had also developed a lunar base project and the Soviet scientists had been aware of these plans. <br /><br />Yegorov said that the Soviet Union had planned to put two spaceships into orbit and assemble them into a single station that would fly to the Moon. At first the lunar settlers were to live in moving shelters and later a stationary base was to be built. <br /><br />Crews of four cosmonauts were to spend up to one year on the moon. To make the base habitable it would have had been furnished with water and air purification systems and even a special space greenhouse. <br /><br />The project was abolished only due to its enormous cost, Yegorov said. According to him, the Soviet project was “tens of times” more expensive than the Apollo project of the United States which cost $34 billion.<br /><br />
 
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Too bad they didn't plan to teach critical thinking in school instead.
 
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Well, communism was a <i>critique</i> of capitalism, so you could better say; they shouldn't have only taught them critical thinking! <img src="/images/icons/wink.gif" /><br /><br />Anyway, a military HQ on the Moon...? As soon as it would have gone online, it would have been levelled by the newly developped 'military HQ on Moon'-bomber. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p>***</p> </div>
 
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