Who’s laughing now? More than a few eyes rolled when Tom DeLonge launched To the Stars Academy to research and promote the existence of UFOs, but the organization is suddenly establishing itself as a reputable resource.
TTSA announced a deal with the U.S. Army to share its research on mind-blowing topics like space-time metric engineering and active camouflage in exchange for laboratory space and support. Officials say TTSA’s technology solutions have the potential to enhance the survivability and effectiveness of multiple Army systems.
"Our partnership with TTSA serves as an exciting, non-traditional source for novel materials and transformational technologies to enhance our military ground system capabilities," said Dr. Joseph Cannon of U.S. Army Futures Command. "At the Army's Ground Vehicle Systems Center, we look forward to this partnership and the potential technical innovations forthcoming."
The news comes just a month after another branch of the U.S. military legitimized TTSA’s existence. The Navy acknowledged that videos posted by To the Stars featured “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” – not weather balloons as initially explained.
“Ultimately, acknowledging and studying the existence of UAP will help us better understand what else is out there and how we fit in," DeLonge explained in an op-ed earlier this year. "It impacts not only our perception of who we are as human beings but also our understanding of where we’re going and how we treat each other. And that might be the greatest change of all.”
The former blink-182 member has released two new songs with his band Angels & Airwaves this year, with plans for a new album in the works. The band is on a quick break from the road until they return for a December run.
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