"Captain Salas graduated from the Air Force Academy and spent seven years in active duty from 1964 to 1971. He also held positions at Martin Marietta and Rockwell and spent 21 years at the FAA."
Caleb alerted me to the news that the "National Press Club hosted some retired military/FAA people who calmly stated that a UFO shut down their missile silo and they were told never to talk about it. Documents were declassified later. Other similar events turn out to be documented. The news was covered by Current's Intel Hub
and The Telegraph UK story"
UPDATE: This following was emailed to me by a "long-time Boing Boing reader and current employee of the National Press Club" who wishes to remain anonymous:
Just wanted to clarify a couple things about this UFO event you posted on:
These guys just rented a room at the Press Club for their own purposes. Anyone can do this, and they frequently do — everything from press conferences to bar mitzvahs to television shows to elaborate pranks by The Yes Men have been held here in recent months. The UFO guys just attach our name to their event in an effort to give themselves some credibility. The Disclosure Project (for instance) continues to call the event they held here in 2001 a "Press Club Event," which it was not.
The Club's position on these things is related to its position on the First Amendment: Basically, that people can come here and say whatever they want, but the Club doesn't endorse (or condemn) them.
Do with this info what you will… I just work here, and am not a spokesperson or anything, but wanted to at least give you this clarification. I will not discuss the fact that these "revelations" are nothing new… he was on Larry King a few years ago selling the same story.