The US space agency says the team’s focus will be on identifying the available data. So that future data can be collected and that information can be used to investigate these incidents. For this, NASA has approached David Spergel, former head of Princeton University, who will lead the team. Apart from this, there will also be Daniel Evans in this team, who is a senior researcher in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.
NASA says that it is going to spend thousands of millions of dollars in this mission which will be at least $ 100,000 (about Rs 7,782,500).
The announcement comes a year after the US government released a report, compiled by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in conjunction with a Navy-led task force. It mostly consists of observations of unidentified aerial incidents by naval personnel.
“We’re looking at Earth from a whole new perspective now, and we’re looking at the other side of it as well. What we’re going to do here is just one,” Thomas Zurbuchen, chief of NASA’s Science Unit, told reporters at a conference call. To begin a search of which we have not thought any result in our mind.”
US officials have called UFOs an issue of national security. NASA said in a news release that unknown incidents happening in the environment are an issue to be considered both from the point of view of air safety and national security. Taking such incidents seriously and identifying them is an important effort towards air safety. It is also part of NASA’s Air Safety mission.