Monday, 7 January 2013

UFO Journal Article:
“AIAA Committee Looks at UFO Problem”
(AIAA UFO Subcommittee, 
Astronautics and Aeronautics, December 1968, p. 12) 
(American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 
(AIAA), Reston, Virginia)
(NARCAP, Temecula, California)

In December 1968, the AIAA UFO Subcommittee was of the opinion that the UFO phenomenon is a valid subject for scientific investigation:

Quote from the document:
“Under these circumstances the AIAA, about a year ago, asked two of its Technical Committees – namely, the Committee on Atmospheric Environment and the Committee on Space and Atmospheric Physics, to consider the formation of a focal point for this problem area, which, by its very nature, lies in the sphere of interest of the AIAA community. Accordingly, these two TCs established a Subcommittee on the UFO Problem with the following membership:

Joachim P. Kuettner (Chairman)
ESSA Research Laboratories
Boulder, Colorado

Jerald M. Bidwell
Martin Marietta
Denver, Colorado

Glenn A. Cato
TRW Systems Group
Redondo Beach, Calif.

Bernard N. Charles
Aerospace Corporation
Los Angeles, Calif.

Murray Dryer
ESSA Research Laboratories
Boulder, Colorado

Howard D. Edwards
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia

Paul MacCready
Meteorology Research, Inc.
Altadena, California

Andrew J. Masley
Douglas Missile & Space Systems Division
Santa Monica, Calif.

Robert Rados
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, Maryland

Donald M. Swingle
U.S. Army Electronic Command
Fort Monmouth, New Jersey

This group has made its own objective investigation of the subject and has now issued the statement above, which speaks for itself. The Committee plans to develop certain recommendations and to give some insight into its reasoning to the AIAA readership in future issues of A/A.

Wikipedia article: “American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics”:

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