posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 03:30 PM
Another website ("NASA Watch") states that NASA HQ PAO has said that "It's down for review to ensure there is no sensitive content on the server."
Unfortunately, this material is not available via the Wayback Machine's internet archive. The Wayback Machine is an excellent resource, but the fact
that the NASA material isn't on there is a remember that the Wayback Machine does not archive all web-pages - for various reasons. For example, the
owners of a website can decide whether to allow pages from their website to be "crawled" or displayed.
If you try to access a cache of ntrs.nasa.gov...
via the Wayback Machine's you will see that this applies to the NASA Technical Reports website.
I would endorse the sentiment expressed in the conclusion to the first article at the link in the OP: "The upshot is that the government is not an
altogether reliable repository of official records" and "Members of the public who depend on access to such records should endeavor to make and
preserve their own copies whenever possible".
In the context of UFO research, my only quibble with that conclusion is that the desirability of a few UFO researchers/groups making back-up of
important material on websites isn't limited solely to government websites...
Trying to reduce the reliance on other websites (whether Government run or otherwise) is one of the reasons (along with trying to improve ways of
searching material) for several of my threads on ATS over the years (e.g. on how to download large collections of UFO documents from the Canadian
government, the US Air Force and the FBI). On a related note, I started a thread in the Computer Help forum today which I could still use some help
HTTrack wildcard help? Downloading Australian UFO documents
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 21-3-2013 by IsaacKoi because: (no reason given)