Update; Extraterrestrial Exposure Law Removed!
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 09:33:32 -0
Subject: Extraterrestrial Exposure Regulation Removed 1991
The Federal Regulation designed for NASA astronauts in 1969 about extraterrestrial exposure was removed from Federal Regulations in 1991.
The National Archives will still send an e-mail copy of the regulation, but it is no longer in effect.
This regulation was dangerous, because could have been used to imprison or intimidate UFO witnesses.
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 22:00:18 -0
Subject: Fed Regulation, Title 14, Chapter V, Part 1211.104 Policy
Just to end the thread on the Extraterrestrial Exposure regulation that was adopted in 1969 and removed in 1991, I will give the long winded details.
Code of Federal Regulations, edition of Jan. 1, 1997, Volume 14, Part 1200 to end, (Cat#AE2.106/3:14/P. 1200-end/997) Part 1211 on page 75 says: "Reserved". Turn to back of Volume, and from page 481 is a section titled, "List of CFR Sections affected" which lists by year, all changes to the CFR made since 1986.
On page 484, under 1991, Part 1211 is listed as "Removed", referencing CFR56 P 19259 as the change announcement. On the reference page it states: "NASA is removing 14 CFR Part 1211 since it has served its purpose and is no longer in keeping with current policy."
Okay, it was removed in 1991 and is no longer in effect, period. Obviously, the CFR on the internet is not being kept up to date.
Doc in Phoenix
**My many thanks into bringing this out into the light...Louise
Close Encounters, of the Illegal Kind
AS IF ASTRONAUTS DIDN'T ALREADY HAVE ENOUGH TO WORRY ABOUT, AN OBSCURE NASA REGULATION MADE IT ILLEGAL FOR THEM TO TOUCH ALIENS.
by Laurel Druley
September 16, 1997
Little did Captain Kirk know that after he kissed a Klingon, he should have had those lips quarantined. OK, so it's just a TV show, but skipping out on quarantine procedures after making contact with extraterrestrials was actually illegal until 1991 under an obscure NASA regulation.
The Extraterrestrial Exposure Law, enacted by NASA on July 16, 1969 (the date of the Apollo-11 launch), provided fines of up to $5,000 and prison time of up to one year for anyone who violated strict quarantine procedures after being "extraterrestrially exposed." Quite an explicit rule for a government that has endlessly denied the existence of other intelligent life forms.
In an effort to be perfectly clear, NASA provided the following definitions:
"Extraterrestrially exposed" means the state or condition of any person, property, animal or other form of life or matter whatever, who or which has:
1. Touched directly or come within the atmospheric envelope of any other celestial body; or
2. Touched directly or been in close proximity to any person, property, animal or other form of life or matter who or which has been extraterrestrially exposed [so hold back the urge...]
1. For example, if person or thing "A" touches the surface of the Moon, and on "A"'s return to the Earth, "B" touches "A" and, subsequently, "C" touches "B," all of these--"A" through "C" inclusive--would be extraterrestrially exposed... [Got it?]
2. "Quarantine" means the detention, examination and decontamination of any person, property, animal or other form of life or matter whatever that is extraterrestrially exposed, and includes the apprehension or seizure of such person, property, animal or other form of life or matter whatever.
NASA also stressed that the regulation applied to "NASA manned and unmanned space missions which land on or come within the atmospheric envelope of a celestial body and return to the Earth." The rule does not apply to you and me. In other words, if the little green men land in your backyard, you have NASA's permission to invite them in for tea.
UFO buffs note that the law has mysteriously vanished
from the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, with only the cryptic legend "Reserved" to be found where 14 CFR Part 1211 used to be. What happened, says NASA public affairs specialist Elsie Weigel, is that NASA removed the regulation in April 1991 "because we never found any aliens." Officially, the Extraterrestrial Exposure Law "has served its purpose and is no longer in keeping with our policy," NASA says.
NASA has "reserved" Section 1211, perhaps so that similar regulations can be reinstated if the agency ever sends humans to another celestial body, or brings back samples via an unmanned probe. If the planned earthling mission to collect samples from Mars takes place on schedule in year 2009, Americans may once again be subject to the Extraterrestrial Exposure Law.
Until then, you have NASA's consent to be abducted by aliens and return home quarantine-free.
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The Truth Is Worrying about a removed NASA law is a waste of time.
A review of the above:
1) was actually illegal _until 1991_ under an obscure NASA regulation. <note: it's not illegal anymore>
2) The rule does not apply to you and me. In other words, if the little green men land in your backyard, you have NASA's permission to invite them in for tea.
3) UFO buffs note that the law has mysteriously vanished from the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, with only the cryptic legend "Reserved" to be found where 14 CFR Part 1211 used to be. <once again there is no law>
4) ...you have NASA's consent to be abducted by aliens and return home quarantine-free. <it only applied to NASA missions>
5) ...NASA removed the regulation in April 1991 "because we never found any aliens."
Whether you believe in aliens or abductions, (or not) the point is that the warnings about this law, and requests that you write your Congressmen (or anyone else) are a waste of time.
'Continuing education is free if you have a library card. Message From firstname.lastname@example.org (MR PETE PORRO) to UFO list for fringe science and the paranormal.
Many thanks to you Pete! Louise
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