NASA appoints new director for UFO research as panel urges more study
While announcing the results of the study, NASA administrator Bill Nelson said the agency is appointing a new director for UAP research
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Thursday released a final report from an independent study of unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP) the modern term for unidentified flying objects (UFO).
While announcing the results of the study, NASA administrator Bill Nelson said the agency is appointing a new director for UAP research.
The space agency has not yet revealed the identity of the new director. Dan Evans, assistant deputy associate administrator for research at NASA’s science mission directorate, said that part of the reason why the new director’s name has not been announced is because members of the UAP study group and NASA officials have been receiving online threats regarding their work.
Nicola Fox, associate administrator for the NASA Science Mission Directorate, added that the new director will act as a central point to combine communications, resources and data analysis capabilities in the United States government’s attempts to identify and understand UAP.
By encouraging more of the public to report instances of UAP, the independent study group believes that the search for UFOs will have a lot more data to work with.