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Project Horizon: Establishment of a Lunar Outpost

by United States Army

It details the United States Army's ambitious plan to establish a military base on the moon during the height of the Cold War. Written by the Army's own historians, the book offers a unique insight into a little-known aspect of American history. The book was first published in 1985, several years after the Project Horizon plan was officially scrapped. However, it remains a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of space exploration or the military's involvement in space activities. The book covers the early days of the space race, as the United States and the Soviet Union competed for dominance in space. It then delves into the details of the Project Horizon plan, including the proposed location of the lunar base, the necessary technology and resources, and the potential benefits and risks of such a mission. The authors also explore the political and military context of the plan, showing how it was part of a broader effort to maintain American dominance in the world and deter Soviet aggression. They also discuss the various challenges and obstacles that ultimately led to the plan's cancellation, including budget constraints, technical limitations, and shifting political priorities. Overall, "Project Horizon: Establishment of a Lunar Outpost by United States Army" is an engaging and informative read that sheds light on an often-overlooked chapter in American history. It provides a valuable perspective on the military's role in space exploration and the complex interplay between politics, technology, and national security. As such, it is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of space exploration or the American military.

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English

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1985

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