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Fezman92
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posted 10-02-2011 09:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fezman92   Click Here to Email Fezman92     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is there any place that has the history of military plans and ideas about space defense/ offense?

I know that both sides tried to create and launch weapons platforms and bases to space that just barely didn't violate the weapons ban but I haven't been able to find more than one or two examples.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 10-02-2011 10:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You tried the services directly? I seem to recall the Army had Project Horizon, the goal of which was to put a base on the moon.

Fezman92
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posted 10-02-2011 10:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fezman92   Click Here to Email Fezman92     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No I didn't. During my research (okay, Wikipedia) I did find an article about Horizon and downloaded their references and further reading which were the Army II volume plans for it. It was a plan to put up a series of nuclear powered Army bases.
The lunar outpost is required to develop and protect potential United States interests on the moon; to develop techniques in moon-based surveillance of the earth and space, in communications relay, and in operations on the surface of the moon; to serve as a base for exploration of the moon, for further exploration into space and for military operations on the moon if required; and to support scientific investigations on the moon.

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