I read on Dvice (not sure how to type the “i” upside down) of a recently declassified image from 1962 of a nuke being detonated in space. Why?
The plan was to send rockets hundreds of miles up, higher than the Earth’s atmosphere, and then detonate nuclear weapons to see: a) If a bomb’s radiation would make it harder to see what was up there (like incoming Russian missiles!); b) If an explosion would do any damage to objects nearby; c) If the Van Allen belts would move a blast down the bands to an earthly target (Moscow! for example); and — most peculiar — d) if a man-made explosion might “alter” the natural shape of the [Earth’s magnetic] belts.
Bullshit. They took out the mother-ship and saved us all from having alien slugs implanted into our brains. Or, they just wanted to shoot off the biggest bottle rocket ever made. We all love fireworks, let’s just admit it. Here’s a link to the article on Dvice.