A Study of Lunar Research Flights
Report Number: AFSWC-TR-59-39 Volume 1 Author: Reiffel, L. Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation Date of Publication: 1959-06-19 Pages: 190 Contract: AF 29(601)-1164 Project: 5776 AD Number: AD0425380Contrails does not possess a copy of this report. Click here to offer Contrails a donation of this report
Abstract: 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 environment, detection of nuclear device testing, and capability of weapons in space. A study was conducted of various theories 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 fields, plasma and magnetic field effects, and organic matter on the moon.