Last May he had decided to participate to UFO investigations (sorry, now they say UAP) by joining the Pentagon. Today, NASA announced the composition of its team of 16 experts. From next week, she will start an independent nine-month study.
Who is the NASA team composed of
Given the theme and the skills, the group put together by the US space agency could not miss a former astronaut: Scott Kelly, which spent 520 days in orbit on four separate missions.
With him, the NASA team will also include a science journalist, a biological oceanographer, the CEO of a space technology company, an executive from the Federal Aviation Administration and other experts from various fields.
Make the inexplicable explainable
The announcement is another step towards the "normalization" of a subject relegated for years to the margins of scientific debate. The contribution of the NASA team actually brings the study of UAP sightings into the category of phenomena to be investigated with criteria, and without prejudice.
"Exploring the unknown in space and the atmosphere is at the heart of who we are at NASA," he said in the presentation announcement. Thomas zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate.
Understanding the data we have on unidentified aerial phenomena is critical to drawing scientific conclusions about what is happening in our skies and ensuring aviation safety.Thomas zurbuchen
Understanding the data
It will be the first imperative of the newly formed NASA team: there are huge quantities, even well defined ones, with testimonies from senior Navy and Air Force officers.
"The NASA team will identify how data collected from governmental civil, commercial and other sources can be analyzed to shed light on UAPs," the statement read. "He will therefore recommend a roadmap for analyzing this data. Data is the language of scientists and makes the unexplainable," added Zurbuchen.
In a nutshell: first we decide how to investigate, then we investigate.
I can't wait to hear their results, which are scheduled for April 2023. It's getting better than a Netflix series.