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Update from FACETS

Written By: David Jinks, founder of FACETS

Posted: 12/10/2001 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 1022   Submitted By:0x6a656666   Category: Mars Anomalies
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 
this point.