, Project A-119 and the related 400 kg Soviet E-4
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Nuclear detonations in the vicinity of the moon are considered in this report along with scientific information which might be obtained from such explosions. The military aspect is aided by investigation of space envioronment, detection of nuclear
testing, and capability of weapons in space.
A study was conducted of various thories of the moon's structure and origin, and a description of the probable nature of the lunar surface is given. The areas discussed in some detail are optical lunar studies, seismic observations, lunar surface and magnetic fiels, plasma and maganetic field effects, and organic matter on the moon.
Air Force Special Weapons Center
Air Research and Devlopment Command
Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexicon
A Study of Lunar Research Flights
Armour Research Foundation of Illinois Institute of Technology
19 June 1959
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