Daily US Times: NASA’s new chief Bill Nelson is setting up an effort to further study unidentified flying objects popularly known as UFOs within his first month in office.
Bill Nelson, a spaceflight veteran and former Florida senator, told in an interview with CNN that it’s not clear to anyone — even in the upper echelons of the US space agency — what the high-speed objects observed by Navy pilots are.
Nelson added that he doesn’t believe the UFOs are evidence of extraterrestrials visiting Earth.
He said: “I think I would know if that were the case”. But, he acknowledged, it would be premature to rule that out as a possibility.
The NASA chief’s comments echo the findings of a new Pentagon report expected to be released later this month. CNN reported citing five sources familiar with the results of that study that officials found no evidence that the UFOs are alien spacecraft, but investigators also have not reached a definitive assessment as to what these mysterious objects might be.
Nelson said: “We don’t know if it’s extraterrestrial. We don’t know if it’s an enemy. We don’t know if it’s an optical phenomenon. We don’t think [it’s an optical phenomenon] because of the characteristics that those Navy jet pilots described … And so the bottom line is, we want to know.”
Jackie McGuinness, NASA press secretary, said Nelson did not establish a formal task force to begin investigating UFOs.
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