God Speed John Glen

The number of times that I have met John Glen down at KSC, he was always a Marine and still “in-charge” of all of the other Astronauts. He had a natural leadership quality, with a  dry and mischievous wit. John is a one of a kind who has a firm grip of life.  I remember the story he told about NASA not providing a camera with his first go around. That night before his launch, he found a 24 hour drugstore in Cocoa Bach, bought a 35mm camera, snuck it on-board and now the Smithsonian has it.
Photo courtesy of Discovery

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Thursday, December 8, 2016
DISCOVERY CHANNEL TO PAY TRIBUTE TO SPACE PIONEER JOHN GLENN WITH SPECIAL BROADCAST OF ‘WHEN WE LEFT EARTH: THE NASA MISSIONS’

Airing Sunday, December 11 at 9 AM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel
(LOS ANGELES) – John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth during the height of the space race. He was a pioneer, an aviation icon and American hero.  Discovery Channel will pay tribute to Glenn with a special encore presentation of WHEN WE LEFT EARTH: THE NASA MISSIONS, on Sunday, December 11 at 9 AM ET/PT.

Monthly Statistical MUFON Report – for August 2016:

CMS continues to amass sighting reports from around the globe. In August 2016 there were 696 sightings reported to MUFON through CMS from the following countries;
CountryNumber of Reports
NO VALUE35
UNITED STATES489
CANADA64
UNITED KINGDOM38
GERMANY12
AUSTRALIA12
INDIA10
PORTUGAL6
SPAIN6
IRELAND5
IRAN5
ITALY4
ARGENTINA4
MALAYSIA2
SWEDEN2
COLOMBIA2
MEXICO2
NETHERLANDS2
DENMARK2
BRAZIL2
NEW ZEALAND2
FRANCE2
CHINA1
HAITI1
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC1
BOLIVIA1
HONG KONG1
SENEGAL1
NORWAY1
GREECE1
VENEZUELA1
BOTSWANA1
UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS1
FINLAND1
SOUTH AFRICA1
SWITZERLAND1
BERMUDA1
KENYA1
SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO1
ROMANIA1
PERU1
ANTARCTICA1
PITCAIRN1
HONDURAS1
POLAND1
   TOTAL:696
StateNumber of Reports
California48
Florida32
New York31
Texas26
Washington23
Pennsylvania21
Ohio18
Michigan17
Colorado16
Georgia16
Arizona15
Missouri13
Tennessee13
Oregon12
Minnesota12
Virginia11
New Jersey11
Utah10
Illinois10
Wisconsin10
Maryland8
Indiana8
North Carolina8
Vermont7
Massachusetts7
Connecticut7
New Mexico6
Montana6
Alabama5
Nevada5
Arkansas5
New Hampshire5
Iowa5
Kansas5
Kentucky5
Oklahoma4
South Carolina4
West Virginia4
Hawaii3
Nebraska3
Mississippi3
North Dakota3
Maine2
Idaho2
Louisiana2
South Dakota1
Wyoming1
Shape of ObjectNumber of Reports
Sphere140
Triangle71
Circle69
Star-like58
Other53
Disc49
Oval40
Unknown39
Square/Rectangular30
Cylinder30
Fireball25
N/A24
Diamond11
Blimp10
Cigar9
Cone6
Egg5
Flash5
Boomerang5
Teardrop5
Bullet/Missile4
Chevron3
Cross3
Saturn-like2
Distance from WitnessNumber of Reports
< 100 ft69
101-500 ft88
501 ft - 1 Mile148
Over 1 Mile194
Unknown242

ALL-NEW SEASON OF ‘NASA’S UNEXPLAINED FILES’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

August 23, 2016

EXPLORE THE UNIVERSE’S MOST COMPLEX MYSTERIES IN THE ALL-NEW SEASON OF ‘NASA’S UNEXPLAINED FILES’ RETURNING TO SCIENCE CHANNEL ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 30

-NASA’s Unexplained Files returns for its fourth season-

(Silver Spring, MD) The nature of our universe is complex and mysterious. Through space exploration, humankind has witnessed unbelievable occurrences that have remained mostly unresolved…until now. Cameras used by NASA to explore space have, unintentionally, recorded odd incidences that have included enigmatic lights and figures, geysers on a frozen moon, and inexplicable disappearances, among other findings. NASA’S UNEXPLAINED FILES returns Tuesday, August 30 at 9PM to dive deeper into the archives of the world’s top space agency along with other firsthand accounts to reveal confounding mysteries from outer space.

“We live in a time where our knowledge of the universe is growing exponentially,” said Wyatt Channell, executive producer of the series. “NASA’S UNEXPLAINED FILES explores some of the cosmos’ bizarre stories, proving that truth is often stranger than fiction…and not all mysteries can be solved.”

NASA’S UNEXPLAINED FILES features astronauts, scientists, and others who attempt to decode abnormalities caught on camera. This season’s unexplained files range from chilling sightings to top-secret government missions; the stories include:

  • Harvard scientists gaze on in horror as an investigation into an “impossible” star gives them a glimpse of the terrible fate in store for our own planet.
  • Declassified documents reveal how NASA was unwillingly dragged into one of the Cold War’s most infamous spy missions.
  • Forget deep space – astronomers detect a potentially habitable planet tantalizingly close to earth.
  • UFO eyewitness reports are a dime-a-dozen – but when the eyewitness is a future US President – the stakes are as big as they get.

NASA’S UNEXPLAINED FILES is produced for Science Channel by Wag TV. For Wag TV, the executive producers are Martin Durkin and Greg Chivers. For Science Channel, Wyatt Channell is executive producer.