posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 12:23 PM
THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL EXPOSURE
On 16 July 1969, a United States law was passed called the "Extra-Terrestrial
Exposure Law" that made it illegal for the public to come in contact
with extra-terrestrials or their vehicles. (Title 14, Section 1211
of the Code of Federal Regulations). Anyone found guilty of such
contact could face up to one year imprisonment as well as a fine
of $5000. Also, any individual who had been "exposed" could be quarantined
under armed guard by the NASA administrator without a hearing.
The law was passed originally to protect Earth from possible biological
contamination resulting from the US Apollo Space Program and other
space exploration programs. It has been suggested by researchers
and scientists that the U.S. government was very concerned that
contact with extra-terrestrial bacteria could result in a worldwide
plague. The immune system of human beings wouldn't be able to fight
off extra-terrestrial bacteria, so therefore any kind of "extra-terrestrial
exposure" was taken very seriously.
People in the UFO community especially were alarmed with the law
because its broad definitions could allow the US government to prosecute
people in NASA as well as individuals of the general public who
come into contact with extra-terrestrials and their vehicles.
UFO and ET believers found it interesting that in one hand the
government was denying they had any interest in extra-terrestrials,
yet they had a law which forbid contact with ETs and their craft.
1211.100 Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space
Part 1211 - Extra-terrestrial Exposure
1211.100 - Scope
This part establishes:
NASA policy, responsibility and authority to guard the Earth
against any harmful contamination or adverse changes in its environment
resulting from personnel, spacecraft and other property returning
to the Earth after landing on or coming within the atmospheric
envelope of a celestial body; and
security requirements, restrictions and safeguards that are
necessary in the interest of national security.
1211.101 - Applicability
The provisions of this part to all NASA manned and unmanned space
missions which land or come within the atmospheric envelope of a
celestial body and return to the Earth.
1211.102 - Definitions
"NASA" and the "Administrator" mean, respectively, the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Administrator of
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration or his authorized
"Extra-terrestrially exposed" means the state of condition
of any person, property, animal or other form of life or matter
whatever, who or which has:
Touched directly or come within the atmospheric envelope
or any other celestial body
Touched directly or been in close proximity to (or been
exposed indirectly to) any person, property, animal or other
form of life or matter who or which has been extra-terrestrially
exposed by virtue of paragraph (b)(1) of this section. For
example, if person or thing "A" touches the surface of the
Moon, and on "A's" return to Earth, "B" touches "A" and, subsequently,
"C" touches "B", all of these - "A" through "C" inclusive
- would be extra-terrestrially exposed ("A" and "B" directly;
"Quarantine" means the detention, examination and decontamination
of any persons, property, animal or other form of life or
matter whatever that is extra-terrestrially exposed, and includes
the apprehension or seizure of such person, property, animal
or other form of life or matter whatever.
"Quarantine period" means a period of consecutive calendar
days as may be established in accordance with 1211.104
The Administrator or his designee..shall in his discretion:
Determine the beginning and duration of a quarantine period
with respect to any space mission; the quarantine period as
it applies to various life forms will be announced.
Designate in writing quarantine officers to exercise quarantine
Determine that a particular person, property, animal, or
other form of life or matter, whatever is extra-terrestrially
exposed and quarantine such person, property, animal, or other
form of life or matter whatever. The quarantine may be based
only on a determination, with or without the benefit of a
hearing, that there is probable cause to believe that such
person, property, animal or other form of life or matter whatever
is extra-terrestrially exposed.
Determine within the United States or within vessels or
vehicles of the United States the place, boundaries, and rules
of operation of necessary quarantine stations.
Provide for guard services by contract or otherwise, as
many be necessary, to maintain security and inviolability
of quarantine stations and quarantined persons, property,
animals or other form of life or matter whatever.
Provide for the subsistence, health and welfare of persons
quarantined under the provisions of this part.
Hold such hearings at such times, in such manner and for
such purposes as may be desirable or necessary under this
part, including hearings for the purpose of creating a record
for use in making any determination under this part for the
purpose of reviewing any such determination.
During any period of announced quarantine, no person
shall enter or depart from the limits of the quarantine station
without permission of the cognizant NASA officer. During such
period, the posted perimeter of a quarantine station shall
be secured by armed guard.
Any person who enters the limits of any quarantine station
during the quarantine period shall be deemed to have consented
to the quarantine of his person if it is determined that he
is or has become extra-terrestrially exposed.
At the earliest practicable time, each person who is quarantined
by NASA shall be given a reasonable opportunity to communicate
by telephone with legal counsel or other persons of his choice.
1211.107 Court or other process
NASA officers and employees are prohibited from discharging
from the limits of a quarantine station any quarantined person,
property, animal or other form of life or matter whatever during
order or other request, order or demand an announced quarantine
period in compliance with a subpoena, show cause or any court
or other authority without the prior approval of the General Counsel
and the Administrator.
Where approval to discharge a quarantined person, property,
animal or other form of life or matter whatever in compliance
with such a request, order or demand of any court or other authority
is not given, the person to whom it is directed shall, if possible,
appear in court or before the other authority and respectfully
state his inability to comply, relying for his action on this
Whoever willfully violates, attempts to violate, or conspires
to violate any provision of this part or any regulation or order
issued under this part or who enters or departs from the limits
of a quarantine station in disregard of the quarantine rules or
regulations or without permission of the NASA quarantine officer
shall be fined not more that $5,000 or imprisoned not more than
1 year, or both.
Removal of the Extra-terrestrial Exposure Law