Update from FACETS
Written By: David Jinks, founder of FACETS
Update from Formal Action Committee for Extraterrestrial Studies
According to FACETS’ legal counsel, a Freedom of Information Act
inquiry into NASA’s case file on FACETS’ original requests may
be filed shortly. If fulfilled, the FOIA request could generate
memos, e-mails, phone records and other documents exchanged
between and created by NASA factions regarding our recent
communications with Dr. Weiler.
FACETS’ initial FOIA filing is pending. Due to the request’s
complexity, NASA has requested more time to fulfill the FOIA
request. We wait eagerly for their future responses.
(The initial FOIA filing requested all records in the possession
of NASA and its contractors relating to several Viking and MGS
images of Cydonia, and selected Lunar Orbiter III and Apollo
imagery, including any analysis or interpretation of the images
conducted by the space agency.)
FACETS is also pursuing its request for additional imaging
sites. No word on the additional sites has been received from
NASA since FACETS submitted it in early June 2001.
FACETS may also seek to acquire the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter
(MOLA) data used in NASA’s May 24, 2001 "hit piece" on the "face
on Mars." New analysis by engineer Lan Fleming has brought some
interesting facts to light regarding NASA’s use of MOLA data to
denounce the Face (again).
Please check out Fleming’s intriguing and potentially explosive
paper, which concludes, among other things, that JPL may have
used the wrong data in its haste to extinguish the Face
discussion once and for all:
Though litigation is never the preferred means of acquiring
data, a lawsuit for breach of contract is still a possibility at