Why did David Morrison, NAI Senior Scientist, clam that no NASA astronaut has seen a UFO.  Here is Gordon Cooper’s first person account of UFO sighting.  http://www.space.comsciencefiction/phenomena/cooper.html  Here is an interview with Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin where he recalls the crew seeing a UFO outside their spacecraft http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=6647204125621625190

I wrote that no astronaut has seen a UFO in space.  While Gordon Cooper thinks he saw unexplained phenomena while flying in the 1950s, this obviously was not from space.  Concerning claims that he has seen a UFO from space, the 1999 Space.com article you refer to quotes Cooper saying “No, somebody made a lot of money selling lies on that one… It was totally untrue, sorry to say.”  Concerning Buzz Aldrin, he was misquoted, with the explanatory part truncated from the interview as aired, as we explained in an earlier answer here (use the search engine to find it).  Sorry, but there is no compelling evidence for space aliens, and certainly not from NASA astronauts.  Be skeptical; there are a lot of false or misleading claims about UFOs circulating.

David Morrison

NLSI Interim Director

February 1, 2007

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