Robert Bigelow is one of my personal heroes, a space man who can - and will - change the world because he believes so. Now, the FAA says that you should call one of his mysterious companies if you see an UFO.
Bigelow's main space company - Bigelow Aerospace - already has two private test space stations in low Earth orbit: Genesis 1 and 2. His plan is to have a hotel in orbit, and he's steadily on course to achieve his objectives. The guy and his Errol Flynn moustache may seem eccentric to some, but he means business.
But Bigelow is also a man who truly loves space, and everything that has to do with it. His multi-million dollar investment is not only about hotels in space. Another of his companies is Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies. According to the last order by Federal Aviation Administration - issued on December 10 - BAASS is now the organisation to contact if you are a pilot or an air traffic controller who gets close to an Unidentified Flying Object:
Persons wanting to report UFO/unexplained phenomena activity should contact a UFO/ unex plained phenomena reporting data collection centre, such as Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS) (voice: 1-877-979-7444 or e-mail: [email protected])
They don't list the number or email of the military, nor some special branch of the Secret Service, nor the CIA, nor NASA. But BAASS. Is this a crazy company? Hardly so. Here's their own description:
Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS), a sister company to Bigelow Aerospace, is a newly formed research organisation that focuses on the identification, evaluation, and acquisition of novel and emerging future technologies worldwide as they specifically relate to spacecraft. BAASS is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. We are seeking experienced scientists to join our research teams. If you are an inquisitive outside of the circle thinker, who is detail oriented and who is looking for a challenge, this is a unique and exciting opportunity to advance your career and to be a part of cutting edge research.
If I had the experience they are looking for, I would love to work there, in their secretive base in the Nevada desert. There has to be something going on when they are hiring astrophysics, biochemists, microbiologists, nanotechnolgists, physicists, and propulsion and stealth technology experts. And not only that:
A Masters or PhD in a relevant field is a plus. Candidates must qualify for secret and top secret clearances and must be willing to submit to a thorough background check.
For all positions, some travel - both nationally and internationally - may be required.