July 18, 2024



NASA identifies UFO chief despite threat concerns

The Hill

BY NICK ROBERTSON – 09/15/23 4:15 PM ET

NASA named its new director of research charged with investigating UFOs — or what the U.S. government calls unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAPs) — on Thursday after refusing to identify him due to potential threats. 

Mark McInerney, a previous NASA liaison to the Pentagon, will take on the role, associate administrator Nicky Fox said Thursday hours after the agency announced the new position.

“As we continue to digest the study team’s report and findings, please treat him with respect in this pivotal role to help us better scientifically understand UAP,” Fox said.

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