The "Brookings Report"

In mid-1993, Professor Stanley V. McDaniel was seeking additional documentation for his then on-going study -- "The McDaniel Report" -- into NASA's "new imaging and data policy" surrounding its upcoming return to Mars, called "Mars Observer."

Professor McDaniel, former Chairman of the Philosophy Department of Sonoma State University, was in the process of concluding a year-long, outside academic investigation into reasons for "a less-than-enthusiastic" NASA reaction to its scientific and ethical responsibilities relating to the discovery in 1976 of a series of "anomalous objects" on Mars -- located in the Cydonia region of the planet. McDaniel found NASA's abrupt break with over 30 years of prior history of space photography -- refusing on this mission to guarantee, even as the unmanned Mars Observer approached Mars, any new high-resolution images or "live" television of the Cydonia region itself -- increasingly "suspicious."

New Cydonia imagery from Mars Observer -- the first NASA opportunity following the original Viking mission in 1976, on which the "Face on Mars" was found -- could have definitively confirmed or eliminated the 17-year claim of "artifacts on Mars" as a viable scientific hypothesis.

In the final stages of his study, McDaniel asked Richard C. Hoagland for some assistance in locating difficult-to-find historical NASA documents and research papers, relating to its "SETI" project -- the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence; Hoagland advised McDaniel of the long-rumored existence of an official NASA "report" -- supposedly commissioned by the space agency in its early years -- relating to prospective NASA censorship of SETI evidence ... if it ever was discovered.

Hoagland then consulted with a former police detective, Don Ecker who, after calling in a couple of "favors," not only confirmed the existence of this highly controversial study -- but came up with the actual title:

"Proposed Studies on the Implications of Peaceful Space Activities for Human Affairs."

Hoagland then called upon another friend, Lee Clinton who, after considerable effort, tracked down an actual copy of the several-hundred-page NASA Study in a Federal Archive -- in Little Rock, Arkansas. Clinton made several copies of the full Study, and duly forwarded sets of the complete document to Hoagland and McDaniel -- who featured it in his final Report, as strongly indicating a long-standing potential NASA policy of "cover-up" on this specific issue.

What is presented here is an abridged copy of this crucial NASA study -- dealing only with the section specifically referencing "implications of the discovery of extraterrestrial life." The full study -- almost 300 pages, covering the full range of NASA's projected space program for the early 1960's, complete with over 400 citations of additional documents, further studies, research reports and background data on a wide variety of projected NASA interests -- is available from The Enterprise Mission (see address, below)

Welcome, then, to "the Brookings Report" -- which increasingly seems to have played a crucial role in determining official NASA policy (if not that of other branches of the Federal government) on the controversial subject of "solar system artifacts" ... for more than thirty years.

In order to offer genuine authenticity of this document, these are scanned GIF images of the actual report.