China News Network, June 6 Comprehensive report, on May 1, local time, a NASA team studying unidentified flying objects (UFOs) held its first public meeting to discuss the results of the survey since its establishment in 5.
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Established in June 16, the 2022-member body brings together experts in fields ranging from physics to astrobiology to investigate unclassified UFO sightings, which the team calls "unidentified aerial phenomena" (UAPs), as well as other data collected from civilian, government and commercial sectors, Reuters reported.
Former American astronaut Scott Kelly, the first American to spend nearly a year in space, is also part of the team, according to the Associated Press.
Team leader David Spergel said, "If there's one thing we've learned, it's that we need high-quality data. NASA said the four-hour public meeting focused on "final deliberations" before the team published its report.
NASA science chief Nicola Fox stressed after the meeting that "there is absolutely no convincing evidence that unidentified objects are associated with extraterrestrial life."
The meeting was held at NASA's headquarters in Washington, D.C., with remote public participation. Dan Evans, a senior research officer in NASA's science division, noted that the live broadcast of the meeting caused considerable controversy. He added that team members have been subjected to abuse and harassment online since they began their work.
"Harassment will only lead to further stigmatization of the UAP field, greatly hindering the scientific process and preventing others from working on this important topic," Fox said. ”
According to reports, the team's final report will be released at the end of July.