The 16 members of UAP Independent Research are leaders in academia, science and data analytics. The team will review unclassified data from private government entities, commercial entities and other sources, and will release a full report to the public by mid-2023. The focus of the study is to inform NASA of what possible data could be collected in the future to elucidate UAP. There is no evidence to support the idea that UAPs have extraterrestrial origins.
Thomas Zubchen said: “At the heart of NASA is exploring the unknown in space and the atmosphere. Understanding the data we have about unidentified aerial phenomena is critical to helping us draw scientific conclusions about what is happening in our skies.” . He is the associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters.
It is reported that the 16-person team is led by astrophysicist David Spergel (David Spergel), and the team members include
● Scott Kelly
Former NASA astronaut, test pilot, fighter pilot and retired U.S. Navy captain. He directed expeditions 26, 45 and 46 to the International Space Station and flew the space shuttle Discovery on the third Hubble maintenance mission.
● Paula Bontempi
Biological oceanographer, second woman to lead the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography.
● Shelley Wright
Associate Professor of Physics at the Center for Astrophysics and Space Research at the University of California, San Diego.
● Anamaria Berea
Associate Professor of Computing and Data Science at George Mason University.
● Federica Bianco
Joint Professor of Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Delaware.
● Nadia Drake
With a PhD in Genetics, he is a freelance science journalist and National Geographic writer.
● David Grinspoon
Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, Arizona; Adjunct Professor of Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado and Georgetown University.
● Matt Mountain
President of the University Research and Astronomy Association, telescope scientist at Webb Corporation.
● Warren Randolph
Deputy Executive Director of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Division of Aviation Safety Accident Investigation and Prevention.
● Joshua Semeter
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Center for Space Physics at Boston University.
● Karlin Toner
Acting Executive Director of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Aviation Policy and Programs and Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
● Jen Buss
CEO of the Potomac Policy Institute.
● Walter Scott
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Maxar, a space technology company specializing in Earth intelligence and space infrastructure.
● Mike Gold
Executive Vice President, Civil Spaces and External Affairs, Red Line Corporation.
● Reggie Brothers
Operating Partner of AE Industrial Partners.