On October 24, NASA will begin its announced nine-month study on unidentified aerial phenomena (UFOs, for its acronym in Spanish), for which it has selected 16 independent experts.
The study “will lay the foundation for future studies on the nature of UAPs for NASA and other organizations,” the space agency explains in a statement.
To do this, the team will identify how data collected by civilian government entities can be analyzed, trade data, and data from other sources to shed light on UAPs. It will then recommend a roadmap for the agency’s possible future analysis of UAP data.
The study will focus solely on unclassified data and a full report with the team’s findings will be published in mid-2023.
Identifying unidentified aerial phenomena will guarantee aircraft safety
NASA believes that unidentified aerial phenomena are of interest to both national security and aviation safety. The study aligns with one of the agency’s goals to ensure aircraft safety.
“Without access to an extensive data set, it is nearly impossible to verify or explain any observation, so the focus of the study is to inform NASA what possible data could be collected in the future to scientifically discern the nature of UAP“, exposes.
The NASA official responsible for orchestrating the study is Daniel Evans, deputy associate administrator for research in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. As previously announced, the independent study team is chaired by David Spergel, President of the Simons Foundation.
“NASA has brought together some of the world’s leading scientists, data and AI professionals, aerospace security experts, all with a specific brief, which is to tell us how to apply the whole science and data approach to UAP.” Evans said.
“The findings will be released to the public in accordance with NASA’s principles of transparency, openness, and scientific integrity,” he concluded.