NASA has announced plans to establish an independent team to begin studying UFOs. The aim of this initiative is to utilize all relevant data available to learn more about these mysterious objects.
NASA will be putting together a team of experienced scientists and researchers to examine UFOs, or what they call unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs). NASA’s study team will be led by David Spergel, president of the Simons Foundation in New York City, and Daniel Evans, the assistant deputy associate administrator for research at NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.
The team of experts will be tasked with collecting all publicly available data related to unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs) and determining how to collect new data moving forward. This will be done by gathering as much relevant information as possible from civilians, government, non-profits, and companies. NASA has also stated that all of the data collected and studied will be made easily available to the public in order to have full transparency.
As it stands, there is very little in terms of data and observations of UFOs which makes it difficult to explain these mysterious sightings. Still, NASA believes that it has the right tools and team to help improve our understanding of the unknown. While NASA stressed that there is no evidence of UOFs extraterrestrial in origin, they are still worth researching for national security and flight safety purposes. NASA believes that being able to determine which events are natural provides is a key first step to achieving their goal of ensuring the safety of aircraft.
UFO sightings have always been a controversial topic due to the lack of useful data available. As such, NASA acknowledged that there is a great deal of stigma associated with UAP research in the scientific community. However, NASA’s Thomas Zurbuche wants to push the agency to take on risky projects in hopes of normalizing UAP research. NASA hopes that its research can push other experts in the field to take UFO sightings more seriously in the future.
The research on UFOs will begin this fall and is expected to last a total of nine months. The project will also have an allocated budget that is unlikely to exceed $100,000. Despite the limited budget and time frame, NASA is eager to begin working on this high-risk, high-reward research on UFOs. With this study, NASA hopes to push forward the scientific understanding of UOFs.