NASA is getting into the UFO game, formally announcing that they would form a team to examine “observations of events that cannot be identified as aircraft or known natural phenomena.”
In other words, if aliens are doing fly-bys in Earth’s airspace, NASA hopes to find out how and why.
Their objective is to bring a “scientific perspective” to what’s already being done by the Pentagon and intelligence agencies.
Thomas Zurbuchen is heading up this study and called what his team is doing “high-risk, high-impact” research. And a little bit controversial as well. He said studying UAPs (unidentified aerial phenomena) is part of NASA’s core mission of looking for signs of life behind Earth. Here’s a quote from a Washington Post story.
“NASA believes that the tools of scientific discovery are powerful and apply here also. We have the tools and team who can help us improve our understanding of the unknown. That’s the very definition of what science is. That’s what we do.”
At a hearing in Congress a few weeks ago, the Defense Department disclosed they had cataloged over 14- flying objects that they were unable to identify. Officials said at that hearing that they did not find evidence that the objects were a form of advanced aerospace or technology created by Russia or China.
Hence the mystery, and hence NASA’s involvement in helping to figure out what’s happening.