NASA’s New UFO Investigation Program | Exploring Unidentified Flying Objects
Washington: In a groundbreaking move, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has officially entered the realm of UFO research. The agency announced on Wednesday that it has launched a new program called the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF), which will coordinate with other federal agencies and international partners to collect and analyze data on UAPs.
The UAPTF is a successor to the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), which was established by the Department of Defense in July 2022 to investigate sightings of unidentified objects in the air, sea, space, and land. The AARO released a report in June 2021 that acknowledged the existence of UAPs, but did not provide any definitive explanations for their nature and origins.
The NASA-led UAPTF aims to advance the scientific understanding of UAPs by synthesizing and studying various types of data, including those collected by NASA missions, civilian government entities, non-profits, and companies. The UAPTF will also explore the potential implications of UAPs for national security, aviation safety, and human exploration.
The director of the UAPTF is Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, a physicist and former NASA chief scientist. He said that the UAPTF will approach the phenomenon with an open mind and a rigorous methodology. “We are not here to prove or disprove the existence of extraterrestrials,” he said. “We are here to examine the evidence and follow where it leads us.”
Image : View of the Apollo Command/Service Module from the Lunar Module during Apollo 17 showing the location of the EVA floodlight/boom.
Dr. Kirkpatrick also said that the UAPTF will be transparent and collaborative in its work. He said that the UAPTF will hold regular public meetings and briefings to share its findings and solicit feedback from the scientific community and the public. He also said that the UAPTF will work closely with other countries that have expressed interest in UAP research, such as Japan, France, and Canada.
The first public meeting of the UAPTF will take place on May 31, 2023, at 10:30 am ET. The meeting will be broadcast live at NASA Live, and public participation is available by submitting and upvoting questions at NASA CNF starting on Friday, May 12. The presentations and other materials will also be available on NASA’s UAP webpage.
The UAPTF is expected to release its first report by the end of 2023. The report will summarize the current state of knowledge on UAPs, identify the gaps and challenges in data collection and analysis, and propose recommendations for future research directions.
Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Independent Study Report
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