10 crazy space program ideas that never happened

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Dec 3, 2014

We're only a couple weeks out from the premiere of Syfy's Ascension (disclosure: Syfy is Blastr's parent company), and its premise of a generation ship launched by the U.S. in the '60s has led to some discussion online as to whether such a thing could have been plausible back then. Of course, plausibility never got in the way of a really out-there concept for the space programs of the world. In this feature, we're going to explore some ideas mankind had that were a little outside the box. Thankfully for human life and peace on Earth, none of them came to pass.