Complex: UFO Office for Investigation Program Established After Bipartisan Push

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“If it is technology possessed by adversaries or any other entity, we need to know,” Gillibrand said. The Democratic senator also noted the myriad possible explanations for sightings that have remained in headlines since the release of footage made possible by To the Stars Academy of Arts & Science (TTSA), co-founded by Tom DeLonge, and the New York Times.
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NME: Five things we learned from our In Conversation video chat with Tom DeLonge

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In recent years, Tom DeLonge’s been known more for his work studying UFOs than as a rockstar. Founding the government-recognised organisation To the Stars… Academy of Arts & Sciences – a company that both investigates, and creates entertainment (like films and books), about the existence of aliens – in 2017, he’s become a key player in the study of unidentified aerial phenomena. But that’s not to say the Blink-182 co-founder has pressed pause on his musical career.

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Wired: What the Pentagon’s New UFO Report Reveals About Humankind

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“No question, this is the story of the millennium,” says former CIA officer Jim Semivan, who helps run To the Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences, a company that researches UFOs and other unexplained phenomena. “This is going to reorder our consensus reality.”

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Vox: UFOs are real. That’s the easy part. Now here’s the hard part.

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To that end, DeLonge began putting together To The Stars Academy, which in his vision would become a leading source of UFO-related expertise and of related media projects. In that role, he became an important convener of ex-government officials with an interest in UFOs — starting with Luis Elizondo, who left the DOD in 2017, and the man who would become his main partner in UFO evangelism, Christopher Mellon.
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Politico: How Harry Reid, a Terrorist Interrogator and the Singer From Blink-182 Took UFOs Mainstream

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DeLonge, now 45, was a founding member of the pop-punk band Blink-182, which had a string of earworm hits in the ’90s and early 2000s. DeLonge had been fixated on UFOs since his youth. But it wasn’t until around 2015, when he left the band, that he decided to do something about it. He wanted to force the government to disclose what it knew and he began recruiting a team he felt he needed to do it.
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