U.S. wants to use nuclear weapons to mine the moon, reports say

For five years, a secret U.S. government program that studies fringe technologies has proposed using a nuclear bomb tunnel to reach the center of the moon. They claim that the reason for drilling holes in the moon is to find metals that are “100,000 times lighter than steel, yet still have the strength of steel.” vice (thanks life sciences) Through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

In 2007, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) was first established to investigate UFOs and other unexplained aerial phenomena. In its five years of existence, this project from the Department of Defense used a $22 million budget to study the stuff you read about in the Mass Effect 2 Codex, like stealth technology, traversable wormholes, and dark energy.