NASA Calls In UFO Investigation Team

( Sixteen researchers will work as a team for NASA over the next nine months to investigate unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), also referred to as UFOs.

The study will use unclassified data and produce a report that will be made public the following year.

NASA’s investigation comes after the Pentagon declared in July that it would establish an agency to monitor claims of UAPs. And for the first time in 50 years, Congress conducted a public hearing on UFOs earlier this year.

Professors, researchers, oceanographers, and other space enthusiasts make up the chosen research team. The group includes former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, a science journalist, and National Geographic contributor Nadia Drake.

The project begins on Monday and aims to “set the framework for future study on the nature of UAPs for NASA and other organizations,” according to a news statement on Friday. Some of this data will come from what it defines as “civilian government institutions, commercial data, and data from other sources.”

NASA first announced news of the impending study in June, claiming that the lack of prior research on UAPs makes it challenging to draw scientific conclusions about the nature of such events.

According to the group, there is currently no proof linking UAPs to extraterrestrial life.

In a recent NASA press release, Thomas Zurbuchen, assistant administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters, stated that the core of who they are at NASA is exploring the uncharted territory of space and the atmosphere. They must comprehend the information they have on unidentified aerial phenomena to make scientific deductions about what is taking place in our sky. “Data is the language of science, and it helps to make the mysterious understandable,” the statement concluded.

The investigation is directed by Daniel Evans, the assistant deputy associate administrator for research at NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD).

David Spergel, the founder, and president of the Simons Foundation and the Center for Computational Astrophysics at the Flatiron Institute, is the team’s leader.