Monday, February 18, 2019

What did the people who worked at Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies do?

The role of individual BAASS members

I have been asked the above question, a number of times recently, in response to my series of articles about AATIP/AAWSAP and MUFON/BAASS. From my research using the LinkedIn website, I produced the following list of self-identified roles by people, who state that they worked at BAASS. I located 20 such individuals. I provide the dates they were employed; their BAASS job title, and their description of what they did there. For some I have added comments of my own.

The list

Individual 1: Dates employed: June 2009 - October 2009. Law Enforcement Professional. "Conducted classified investigations."

2. Dates employed: April 2009 - May 2010. Investigator. "Unable to reveal."

3. Dates employed: July 2009 - June 2010. Research scientist. "Classified research."

4. Dates employed: August 2009 - June 2010. Research Engineer.

"Worked in an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers, studying advanced aerospace weapon system applications including lift, propulsion, control, power generation, signature reductions, materials and armament. Further task included:

* Develop company research topics requiring AMSYS FEA calculation and carry out research within the fields of aerodynamics, heat transfer, stress analysis, and chemical reaction

* Perform field measurements collecting data regarding ionizing radiation as well as performing chemical/metal/soil and spectrum analysis across the United States in accordance with the code of federal regulations, ANSI, IEEE and ASTM standards and EPA, USGS, DOE  and DoD procedures

* Responsible for training engineering/scientist team on proper use of equipment safety/procedure guidelines

* Responsible for compiling, formatting and ensuring technical accuracy of completed scientific analysis reports."

My comments:

1. Here we have a reference to the Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Applications program (AAWSAP.) As we now know this was the name of the program for which the Defense Intelligence Agency put out a solicitation in August 2008.

2. The job description includes conducting field measurements and chemical/metal and soil analysis.

5. Dates employed: January 2009 - May 2010. Field investigator. "Classified investigations."

My comment:

The MUFON STAR team ran from February 2009 - January 2010. We know, courtesy of Richard Lang formerly of MUFON that he was feeding reports to BAASS during this period.

6. Dates employed: November 2008 - July 2010. Investigator/security officer. "Investigated paranormal activity, performed physical and information security function."

My comment:

The use of the words "Investigated paranormal activity" is suggestive that this individual may well have worked at the Utah ranch which Bigelow owned for a period of some years. The start date is only some two months at most after BAASS were assigned the DIA AAWSAP contract.

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7. Dates employed: January 2009 - May 2012. Director of investigations and security (FSO).

8. Dates employed: May 2009 - June 2010. Field investigator.

"Working through Department of Defense contractor, facilitated/directed security/field investigations." "Managed contract associated with other Government or associated (classified) agencies. Managed a team of investigators, mechanical, electrical and nuclear engineers who were responsible for the design, development and maintenance of specialized equipment of a classified and clandestine nature."

9.  Dates employed: 2008-2012. Deputy Administrator.

*Interviewed, hired and trained a team of 50 scientists, engineers, analysts, and created the classified security infrastructure for an IC contract to study proprietary advanced aerospace technology and threat analysis

* Briefed government department undersecretary and senior United States senators on threat analysis and advanced technology programs

* Worked closely with IC to develop and execute multiple programs involving advanced aerospace technology including negotiating and executing multi-disciplinary subcontracts for database creation, physics and engineering analysis and medical science studies

* Led in the direction of all scientific programs and strategic initiatives for the company

* Interfaced with Congressional staff, political consultants, Washington DC think tanks and other organizations in the furtherance of company goals

* COMSEC custodian and Facility Security Officer for IC latter contract period.

My comment:

1. What are we to make of the sentence "Worked closely with IC to develop and execute multiple programs involving advanced aerospace technology including negotiating and executing multi-disciplinary subcontracts for database creation, physics and engineering analysis and medical science studies"? IC stands for intelligence community, but this states there were multiple programs. Can we read into this that the AASWAP was not the only such program?

10. Dates employed: January 2009 - July 2010. Senior investigator/Team leader.

"Provide direction and supervision to a squad of cleared professional investigators tasked with  conducting investigations into threats against National Security."

My comment:

The MUFON STAR team ran from February 2009 - January 2010. We know, courtesy of Richard Lang formerly of MUFON that he was feeding reports to BAASS during this period.

11. Dates employed: December 2007 - June 2013. Program manager.

* Program Lead - novel and emerging space technologies targeting operational deployment in 2040

* Directed and managed a team of 40 scientists, engineers, analysts and researchers

* Business Development - initiated, developed, and directed critical collaborative contracts.

My comment:

1. Here again, we have reference to words used in the AAWSAP DIA solicitation of August 2008, i.e. "novel and emerging...2040."

12. Dates employed: March 2010 - September 2011. Equipment Manager/Lead Investigator.

* Managed investigative and scientific efforts involved in the highest profile case in the company. Managed contract associated with other Government or associated (classified) agencies

* Managed a team of mechanical, electrical and nuclear engineers who were responsible for the design, development and maintenance of specialized equipment of a classified nature

* Compiled technical reports and proposals and created quality assurance procedures for fieldwork, operations and trouble shooting of equipment, materials, thermal night vision equipment and detectors for the purposes of completing interdisciplinary experiments and/or gathering of necessary quality affecting scientific data.

13. Dates employed: January 2009 - June 2010. Senior scientist microbiology.

Project/Duties : Lead biological senior scientist for BAASS. The primary duties involve responsibility for the development of laboratory capabilities for the evaluation of novel aerospace technologies including novel materials and propulsion systems for possible detrimental effects on humans and the environment. Additional duties involve the development of research  protocols and techniques in support of ongoing research projects and oversight of daily science  operations, which included supervision of BAASS technicians. The project required employees to obtain government security clearances which preclude precise discussion of objectives.

My comment:

1. "...evaluation of novel aerospace technologies including novel materials and propulsion systems for possible detrimental effects on humans and the environment." Shades of the work which Christopher (Kit) Green was undertaking from 2005. 

14. Dates employed: January 2009 - January 2011. Research analyst - French translator.

"Started the translation department to develop accurate procedures to analyze and process data  translation from French to English. Worked directly with BAASS investigators, program manager and sponsors to develop translator specifications for special data."

My comment:

What data was being translated from French to English? Was this perhaps the GEIPAN database?

Source: http://www.cnes-geipan.fr/index.php?id=202
15. Dates employed: April 2009 - May 2010. Research analysts.

16. Dates employed: August 2009 - May 2010. Investigator.

17. Dates employed: September 2008 - August 2010. Facility protection/ SCIF/DoD contractor.

18. Dates employed: March 2009 - May 2010. Senior data analyst. "Database developer, tableau evaluation and reports."

My comment:

There has been mention before, of a "database" in connection with BAASS.

19.  Dates employed: April 2009 - June 2011. Senior engineer/Physicist.

20. Dates employed: April 2009 - June 2010. Research analyst.


Subcontractors:

Eric W Davis and Hal Puthoff of EarthTech International Inc have self identified as BAASS sub-contractors.

End notes

1. In May 2018, I wrote a post about a BAASS field investigator named Gary Hernandez, who conducted UFO sighting investigations in 2010, according to a number of individuals.

2. As you will see, some individuals above, gave very few details of their BAASS roles; while others provided quite a deal of information.

3. All in all, given the reported number of staff, 40-50 as cited above, this DIA AAWSAP funded program was big. It must have generated considerable paperwork, databases etc. During the 2018 conference in Las Vegas for the Society for Scientific Exploration, Dr Hal Puthoff, in his speech referred to a thousand pages of Brazilian government material alone, and implied that BAASS studied this.

The question arises, is where is all this material? According to the recent DIA response to an FOIA request, all the AATIP generated was 38 Defense Intelligence Reference Documents - whereas we know that these documents were the end product of the AAWSAP DIA contract.

All the BAASS paperwork for this contract was paid for by the US taxpayer, who is now entitled to be able to see the end result of the project. 

2 comments:

  1. Wonderful work as usual. Very impressive.

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  2. Holy freakin' mutilated cow! This is amazing finds! Good work. I wonder who the Canadian researcher was who worked for Big Bob at the ranch? A cattle expert?

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