getting men in space was great and a huge milestone in human achievement but let’s not forget it was all working towards nuking Moscow from the shitcocking moon
farthest thing from the truth? yeah i think so
The Pentagon has openly admitted that space is “the ultimate tactical high ground” and NASA receives military budget money thanks for playing
NASA was founded as a response to the Russian satelite and space program which we perceived to be used to spy on Americans, which it probably was.
Furthermore, the CIA+Military+NASA orgy has gone on for a long, long time. The U-2 plane, for example, was used to conduct long-flight recon missions over the USSR and when it was shot down in Russia, NASA used the cover of “weather research” and issued fake photos of the plane and fake details of the “weather experiments”.
After Francis Gary Powers was shot down over the Soviet Union during a CIA spy flight on May 1, 1960, NASA issued a press release with a cover story about a U-2 conducting weather research that may have strayed off course after the pilot reported difficulties with his oxygen equipment. To bolster the cover-up, a U-2 was quickly painted in NASA markings, with a fictitious NASA serial number, and put on display for the news media at the NASA Flight Research Center.
The U-2 cover story in 1956 was that it was an NACA plane to conduct high-altitude weather research. But various observers doubted this story from the beginning. Certainly the Soviets did not believe it once the aircraft began overflying their territory. The NASA cover story quickly blew up in the agency’s face when both Gary Powers and aircraft wreckage were displayed by the Soviet Union, proving that it was a reconnaissance aircraft. This caused embarrassment for several top NASA officials.