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FOIA Request Reveals NASAs Internal Emails About UAPs and UFOs

A Freedom of Information Act request has revealed a series of internal NASA documents that speak about Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) including one particular event called "Extreme Acceleration by UAPs."


Several internal NASA emails relating to UAPs/UFOs were revealed through a Freedom of Information Act request, including an invitation to an event called “Extreme Acceleration by UAPs.” The Black Vault obtained the documents.

Several materials obtained via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and released by the Black Vault shed light on NASA’s internal discussions about unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs).


Documents showed that NASA administrator Bill Nelson scheduled a meeting in March about unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs), also known as UFOs. In a May 2021 email marked for internal distribution only, guidelines described how to respond to interview questions about a range of topics associated with space research, including one titled “Search for Life, Technosignatures, and UAP/UFOs.”

According to the NASA declassified documents, interest in Unidentified Aerial Phenomena and Unidentified Flying Objects (UAPs/UFOs) has increased following reports on unclassified Navy videos released by the Department of Defense.

Furthermore, in Dec. 2020, the Intelligence Authorization Act stipulated 180 days for government agencies to gather and analyze data.

“The following is NASA’s response to the public and media,” the materials read.

“One of NASA’s key goals is the search for life in the universe. To date, NASA has yet to find any credible evidence of extraterrestrial life. However, NASA is exploring the solar system and beyond to help us answer fundamental questions, including whether we are alone in the universe. We stand ready to support the rest of the government in the search for life in the universe, be it close to home, on the planets or moons of our solar system, or deeper into space.”

Among the FOIA files are invitations to a virtual meeting entitled “Extreme Acceleration by UAPs,” scheduled for October 6, 2020.


The invitation stated that Robert Powell, Executive Board member of the Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies, would deliver the presentation, with Chris Mellon serving as an introduction.

“During our session, Robert will be discussing Extreme Acceleration by UAPs and Sensors for Detection,” according to the invite.

“He will also be exploring a few relevant cases, including Stephenville and Puerto Rico. Robert has been an important leader, for some years now, among those seeking to bring serious scientific expertise and processes to bear on the UAP phenomenon,” the document read.

The fact that NASA discusses UAPs internally isn’t surprising, though it’s fascinating to read the documents. Moreover, the agency has frequently held public briefings about these unaccounted-for observations.

Earlier this year, NASA officials held a teleconference to discuss a new study of UAPs—observations of events in the sky not identified as aircraft or natural phenomena—from a scientific perspective.

“Unidentified phenomena in the atmosphere are of interest for both national security and air safety. Establishing which events are natural provides a key first step to identifying or mitigating such phenomena, which aligns with one of NASA’s goals to ensure the safety of aircraft,” the statement read.

“There is no evidence UAPs are extraterrestrial in origin,” the papers reveal.

And while NASA says there is still no evidence that unidentified flying objects are of extraterrestrial nature, declassified videos, as well as footage posted on social media by Jeremy Corbell, do suggest we are dealing with highly advanced, technological craft, some of which can outmaneuver our most advanced fighter jets.


Highly renowned scientists such as Dr. Michio Kaku have also commented on UFOs, coming to the conclusions that some of these sightings do indeed defy known laws of aerodynamics.

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Written by Ivan Petricevic

I've been writing passionately about ancient civilizations, history, alien life, and various other subjects for more than eight years. You may have seen me appear on Discovery Channel's What On Earth series, History Channel's Ancient Aliens, and Gaia's Ancient Civilizations among others.

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