Powered by 27 Merlin engines, generating more than five million pounds of combined thrust, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off from Launch Complex (LC)-39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Dec. 28, 2023 at 8:07 p.m. EST, carrying the U.S. Space Force (USSF)-52 mission into Earth orbit. (SpaceX photo)

Space Force launches X-37B robotic space plane for new round of classified experiments

The X-37B will conduct tests on space domain awareness technologies, operations in new orbital regimes and radiation effects on NASA materials.
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson attends a press conference at NASA headquarters September 14, 2023 in Washington, D.C. NASA announced the agency has appointed a new director of research to study “unidentified anomalous phenomenon”, formerly referred to as UFOs. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

NASA appoints new head of UAP research as it eyes deeper cooperation with Pentagon

The space agency also unveiled a report about how data collected by government, commercial and other sources can be analyzed to make sense of reports of potential…
Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, director of All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office at the Department of Defense, gives a presentation during a public meeting of NASA’s unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP) independent study team, Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters building in Washington. (NASA/Joel Kowsky photo)

Pentagon office developing new sensors to better detect UFOs

AARO director Sean Kirkpatrick provided an update on the Pentagon's UFO-hunting work at a public NASA meeting Wednesday.
The silhouette of US engineer and NASA astronaut Megan McArthur is seen past the NASA logo in the Webb Auditorium at NASA headquarters in Washington, DC, on June 7, 2022. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds / AFP) (Photo by STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

Following the Pentagon’s lead, NASA expands its official definition of ‘UAP’

“To be consistent with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), NASA will be calling UAP ‘Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena’ instead of ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena,’” Katherine Rohloff, press secretary…