Mankind has actually long daydreamed regarding mosting likely to the moon, however it was just in the 19th century that authors like Jules Verne and also H. G. Wells started to consider making use of modern technology to make this desire a fact. The excitement produced by such principles, incorporated with the home heating up of the Cold Battle, made the moon a viable target for expedition, publicity, and also army exploitation. The result was numerous top-secret plans created by the U.S. Flying Force (USAF), U.S. Military, and also independent independently moneyed professionals.

The USAF wanted to be at the leading edge of creating rocketry and also spacecraft, really feeling the immediate requirement to react to the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik 1 on Oct. 4, 1957. In January 1958, USAF Brigadier General Homer A. Boushey provided a speech to the Aero Club in Washington, where he mentioned: “He that manages the moon manages the Planet. Our coordinators should meticulously review this declaration for, if real — and also I for one believe it is — after that the U.S. should regulate the moon.” 

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