posted on Jul, 6 2004 @ 02:16 PM
We have all seen articles on NASA allegedly airbrushing photos to remove traces of undesireable objects, keeping information secret - photos and
videos, etc. IMO We still have no concrete proof of anything yet, however, there exists the famous "1958 Space Act" (still in force) which has
this clause in respect to public access to information:
"ACCESS TO INFORMATION
Sec. 303. Information obtained or developed by the Administrator in the performance of his functions under this Act shall be made available for public
inspection; except (A) information authorized or required by Federal statute to be withheld, and (B) information classified to protect the national
security: Provided, That nothing in this Act shall authorize the witholding of information by the Administrator from the duly authorized committees of
Sec. 304. (a) The Administrator shall establish such security requirements, restrictions, and safeguards as he deems necessary in the interest of the
national security. The Administrator may arrange with the Office of Personnel Management for the conduct of such security or other personnel
investigations of the Administration's officers, employees, and consultants, and its contractors and subcontractors and their officers and employees,
actual or prospective, as he deems appropriate; and if any such investigation develops any data reflecting that the individual who is the subject
thereof is of questionable loyalty the matter shall be referred to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the conduct of a full field investigation,
the results of which shall be furnished to the Administrator. "
To sum it up: the public will be informed regarding results of space photos and data only if it is determined that such data are not a threat. The
security clause seems to me to also mean that any associated personnel leaking information will be handled by the FBI.
So, if alien spaceships are spotted, the reaction is certainly to consider them a threat and not inform the general public.
[edit on 6-7-2004 by gzhpcu]