The year was 1969, America and the Russians were in a race, no matter what they were determined to beat each other at ANYTHING, even if it meant, no especially if it meant destroying the moon!
And that they did. On the 20th July 1969 America, lead by the Supreme Richard Nixon, Launched a rocket full of Nukes and 3 brave men and blew the moon to a million pieces. Just to prove they can.
20 years later the world is a very different place.