Interview Highlights

– Not surprised that NASA found proof of water on Mars as he predicted it “over 20 years ago…it’s nice to see NASA catching up.”

– NASA has “schizophrenia” when it comes to dealing with life outside of earth. The “sub-text” of NASA messages is that they are searching for life but every time they find something that can confirm the possibility of life they “shy away”.

– Notes that the NASA charter and its enabling legislation created during the Eisenhower administration says that “NASA is an adjunct to the Department of Defense and everything NASA says publicly must be first reviewed in terms of national security.”

– States that it is government policy not to tell the American public about life in outer space because Americans “can’t take it. “If our government has solid proof (about life outside of Earth)…they believe Americans can’t take it therefore they won’t tell us.”

About Richard Hoagland

Richard Hoagland is a former museum space science Curator; a former NASA Consultant; and, during the historic Apollo Missions to the Moon, was science advisor to Walter Cronkite and CBS News. In the early 1970’s, Hoagland proposed to Carl Sagan the placement of a “message to Mankind” aboard Pioneer 10 — humanity’s “first unmanned probe of Jupiter”; subsequent to its 1973 Jovian Encounter, celestial mechanics resulted in Pioneer 10 becoming the first artifact to successfully escape the solar system into the vast Galaxy beyond — carrying “the Plaque” For the last 20 years, Hoagland has been leading an outside scientific Team in a critically acclaimed independent analysis of possible intelligently-designed artifacts on NASA and other data sets — beginning with the unmanned NASA VIKING mission to Mars in 1976, and its provocative images of a region called “Cydonia.”

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