A NASA panel formed last year to study what the government calls “unidentified aerial phenomena”, commonly called UFOs, should hold its first public meeting this fourth fair, before a report expected in the coming weeks.
The 16-member panel, bringing together specialists from areas ranging from physics to astrobiology, was formed last June to examine non-confidential UFO sightings and other data collected from civil government and commercial sectors.
The focus of the four-hour public session of this fourth fair “is to carry out the final deliberations before the agency’s independent study team publishes a report,” he told NASA to announce the meeting.
The panel represents the first inquiry of this type conducted under the auspices of the United States Space Agency for a matter that the government entrusted to the exclusive and secret authority of military and national security authorities.
The NASA study is separate from a recently formalized investigation by the Pentagon of unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAPs, documented in recent years by military aviators and analyzed by US intelligence and defense authorities.
The parallel efforts of NASA and the Pentagon – both conducted with some semblance of public scrutiny – highlight a turning point for the government after decades of misdirecting, denying and discrediting sightings of unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, dating back to the 1940s .
The term UFOs, has long been associated with the notions of flying discs and aliens, was replaced in the language of government by “UAP”.
Source: CNN Espanol