Astronaut Scott Kelly: Hired By NASA’s UFO Study To Help Defend Unidentified Flying Objects
In an effort to explain hundreds of sightings, NASA has enlisted the brightest minds in the field to solve the mysteries of unexplained natural phenomena seen in the skies.
One of 16 team members, astronaut Scott Kelly, who is well-known for having spent almost a year in space, would examine unclassified UFO data to assist the space agency in “crafting scientific conclusions” about what is actually happening.
The team plans to share its findings with the public in the middle of 2023. The independent investigation is scheduled to begin on Monday and last for the following nine months.
The effort, which was unveiled in June, comes in the wake of the first US congressional hearings in 50 years, which turned up footage of 144 “unidentified aerial phenomena” that military personnel has reported seeing since 2004.
Declassified data on strange natural phenomena will be searched for by UFO research. A picture taken from a film played at a US congressional hearing about suspected UFOs is displayed.
The team will determine how data collected by civilian government agencies, commercial data, and data from other sources can potentially be analyzed to shed light on unexplained aerial phenomena. The team consists of scientists, data and artificial intelligence specialists, and aerospace safety experts (UAP).
To aid in the investigation of any unusual interactions, experts may also examine video and data from earlier trips, a DailyMail.com insider said in May. One of the 16 team members who will examine unclassified evidence of UFOs is astronaut Scott Kelly, who is well-known for spending nearly a year in space.
Daniel Evans, the assistant deputy associate administrator for research at the NASA Science Mission Directorate, is the representative of NASA who is in charge of organizing the project. The head of the Simons Foundation, David Spergel, serves as the team’s chairman, as was previously reported.
‘NASA has gathered some of the world’s top scientists, data and AI practitioners, and aerospace safety experts, all with a specific duty, which is to tell us how to apply In a statement Evans said that the full focus of science and data to UAP,’
The results will be made available in accordance with NASA’s guiding values of openness, transparency, and scientific integrity.
Although NASA has previously said that there is currently no proof the UAPs are extraterrestrial in origin or any hint of alien life, it is challenging to reach a scientific conclusion because of the small number of observations.
At NASA Headquarters in Washington, Thomas Zurbuchen, the associate administrator for science, stated: “NASA believes that the methods of scientific discovery are powerful and apply here as well. We have access to a wide variety of observations of the Earth made from space, and these observations are what keeps science alive.
“We have the resources and the team to further our comprehension of the unknowable.” That sums up science in its purest form. What we do is that. UFOs have always fascinated science fiction aficionados and telescope owners, but more recently, the US House has become interested in the topic.
A new law required the creation of a government UAP task group, and the public congressional hearing on UAPs took place in May. A US intelligence study that was made public last year included 144 encounters from the previous 20 years that it claimed were unexplainable.
The broadcast comes after Senate hearings in May that made public videos of 144 “unidentified aerial phenomena” that military personnel have reported seeing since 2004. One video depicts a round object floating by the aircraft and was captured from the cockpit of a Navy training aircraft.
They proposed that the occurrences might be “airborne clutter” produced by humans, such as balloons or plastic bags that escaped, or they might be a result of ice crystals, moisture, or heat-related natural phenomena.
The report acknowledged they lacked any evidence to support or refute claims of extraterrestrial origin.
It was written that “UAP would also create a national security challenge if they are foreign adversary gathering platforms or provide indication a potential enemy has developed either a breakthrough or disruptive technology.”
The report however included the caveat that further rigorous study was necessary because the observations “may be the consequence of sensor faults, spoofing, or observer misperception.”
The panel heard testimony from Scott Bray, the deputy director of naval intelligence, and Ronald Moultrie, the top intelligence official for the Pentagon.
According to Moultrie, the Pentagon has not ruled out the potential that these occurrences may be related to extraterrestrial life. There are parts of our government actively searching for extraterrestrial life, according to Moultrie. “Our purpose is to discover what might be out there, not to possibly cover up something,”
However, according to Bray, there is no proof that the United Arab Emirates are extraterrestrial in origin. We’ll follow the facts wherever it leads us, he declared.
Bray continued, “We have eradicated the stigma.”
We all have a natural desire to learn more about the world around us. I’m impatient as a longtime intelligence specialist. As much as anyone, I want answers to this right away. But comprehension can require a lot of time and effort. For this reason, we have made an effort to focus on this data-driven process in order to produce fact-based results,’ Bray added.
Moultrie added that he enjoyed science fiction and that “we want to know what’s out there as much as you do.” I have read science fiction, indeed. I will publicly admit that I have attended conventions. Nothing is wrong with that. Don’t worry about dressing up.
1947 to the present: A brief history of the Pentagon’s UFO research
A “flying saucer” sighting over American airspace in 1947 generated a nationwide craze about unexplained foreign objects and prompted a federal investigation into the topic.
In that year, a search-and-rescue pilot by the name of Kenneth Arnold saw nine “saucer-like things…flying like geese in a diagonal chainlike line” close to Mount Rainier in Washington State at speeds surpassing 1,000 m.p.h.
Within a few weeks, sightings of “flying saucers” were reported in 40 other states.
At Washington National Airport on July 19, 1952, air traffic controller Edward Nugent noticed seven slowly moving objects on his radar screen and jokingly said to his employer, “Here’s a fleet of flying saucers for you.”
Before the night was over, a pilot reported seeing similar mysterious objects, and radar detected them at Andrews and Bolling, two nearby Air Force facilities. Two Air Force F-94 planes combed Washington looking for UFOs when radar blips revealed the objects in restricted air space over the Capitol and the White House.
The blips vanished from the radar as the F-94s approached the area, but they discovered nothing and turned around to head back to base. The Washington Post reported that as soon as they departed, the blips flashed once more on the radar.
There was a widespread panic over “flying saucer” UFO sightings in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Guy Marquand, who took this shot on November 23, 1951, in Riverside, California, reported that he and two friends watched the object fly past at a very high rate of speed, and when it returned, he was ready to shoot the picture.
The House Committee on Armed Services held a congressional hearing in 1966 after a series of unexplained aerial phenomena in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. After hearings, Congress established the Condon Committee, which the U.S. Air Force supported from 1966 to 1968 at the University of Colorado to study unexplained aerial phenomena.
Eventually, the Committee was involved in controversy, and some of the participants accused director Edward Condon of bias. The Condon Committee came to the conclusion that there was nothing unusual about UFOs and that additional investigation was not likely to produce any useful information.
Project Blue Book, a 1952–1969 UFO research conducted by the U.S. Air Force, was also underway at the time.
When Project Bluebook came to an end, it had gathered 12,618 UFO reports, but it came to the conclusion that the majority of them were mistaken for natural phenomena like stars, clouds, or airplanes. It also found that most UFO incidents were a) not a threat to national security, and b) there was no evidence that such “unidentified” sightings from around the world represented technological advancements beyond modern science.
Despite thorough processing, 701 of the reports are still considered “unidentified.”
Robert Seamans, the Secretary of the Air Force, terminated Project Bluebook in response to the Condon Committee’s recommendations because more funding “cannot be justified either on the basis of national security or in the interest of research.”
The Air Force has long claimed that because to budgetary restrictions, it is unlikely to resume any formal research into UFOs.
The Air Force’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), which received $22 million in funding from 2007 to 2012, was however made public in 2017.