When NASA abruptly cut off the live feed from the International Space Station just as some viewers claimed to have seen a UFO, fevered speculation began to run wild. NASA has finally responded to the uproar, claiming that the space station merely orbited out of range of video receivers.
According to NASA spokesman Daniel Huot, the International Space Station “regularly passes out of range,” which cuts off the video link. Huot also noted that the camera in question is part of the High Definition Earth Viewing project, which includes “automatic controls to cycle through the various cameras.”
That means that there is no single NASA employee who determines what cameras will display. The object, Huot claims, was either the moon, space junk or perhaps even a reflection from one of the station’s windows that merely created the illusion of a UFO.
No need for all the tinfoil hats, says NASA. What do you think?