Why Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin visited NUCLEAR test site before Apollo 11

But, at a time when World War 3 seemed like more than a possibility, scientist Derek Muller revealed on his YouTube channel, Veritasium, why the astronauts visited a nuclear test site before launching into orbit.

He said in 2019: “Before they went to the Moon, they came here – Sedan Crater – and it was excavated by a nuclear bomb in 1962.

“It’s part of the Nevada Test Site, an area bigger than Rhode Island where the US performed 928 nuclear explosions and, from 1965, they trained Apollo astronauts like Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin before their trips to the Moon.

“In the following years, astronauts returned with spacesuit mock-ups and TV cameras, they even tested a mock-up of the lunar rover vehicle.

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