TV Viewing Alert: NASA’s Unexplained Files

by Nancy Atkinson on March 27, 2012

Countless mysterious objects have been caught by NASA’s cameras, and usually the events can be explained logically. The Science Channel has a show premiering tonight (10 PM EDT and PDT) called NASA’s Unexplained Files, which is part of the channel’s “Are We Alone” features for the month of March. In this broadcast, NASA’s top ten unexplained encounters are discussed, with original footage and special interviews with astronauts and scientists.

A few of the astronauts and scientists who will be on the show include Story Musgrave, astronaut; Dr. Jack Kasher, Professor of Physics and Astronomy and ET researcher; Jim Oberg, space flight operations specialist; Alan Bean, the fourth man to visit the moon; Franklin Chang Diaz, Astronaut; Bruce Maccabee, Optical analyst and former Navy member; and Edgar Mitchell, Apollo astronaut.

See the Science Channel website for more about this show and also to find out when it will air in your location.

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Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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