[NASA HQ News] NASA to Release, Discuss Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Report

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  September 12, 2023 
NASA to Release, Discuss Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Report
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NASA will host a media briefing at 10 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 14, at the agency’s headquarters in Washington to discuss the findings from an unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP) independent study team it commissioned in 2022.

About 30 minutes before the briefing, the agency will publish the team’s full report online, which aims to inform NASA on what possible data could be collected in the future to shed light on the nature and origin of UAP. The report is not a review or assessment of previous unidentifiable observations.

NASA defines UAP as observations of events in the sky that cannot be identified as aircraft or known natural phenomena from a scientific perspective. There are currently a limited number of high-quality observations of UAP, which make it impossible to draw firm scientific conclusions about their nature.

The briefing will stream live on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website at:


Briefing participants include:

  • NASA Administrator Bill Nelson
  • Nicola Fox, associate administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters in Washington
  • Dan Evans, assistant deputy associate administrator for research, NASA’s Science Mission Directorate
  • David Spergel, president, Simons Foundation and chair of NASA’s UAP independent study team

To participate in-person or by phone, media must RSVP no later than two hours before the start of the event to Jennifer Dooren at: Jennifer.m.dooren@nasa.gov. The NASA Headquarters Mary W. Jackson building is located at 300 E St. SW in Washington, D.C.

NASA’s media accreditation policy is available online.

The UAP independent study team is a counsel of 16 community experts across diverse areas on matters relevant to potential methods of study for unidentified anomalous phenomena. NASA commissioned the study to examine UAP from a scientific perspective and create a roadmap for how to use data and the tools of science to move our understanding of UAP forward.

A copy of the UAP study team’s report will be available online before the media event begins at:




Press Contacts

Jackie McGuinness / Katherine Rohloff
Headquarters, Washington
jackie.mcguinness@nasa.gov / katherine.a.rohloff@nasa.gov


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