That Time the U.S. Air Force Proposed Using Rockets to Stop the Earth’s Rotation

The Cold War and resulting arms race between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R led each country to consider some rather crazy ideas through the decades, not least the idea that they could perhaps nuke the Moon. But in his 2017 book The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner, Daniel Ellsberg tells of a … Continue reading That Time the U.S. Air Force Proposed Using Rockets to Stop the Earth’s Rotation