http://anomalous.wordpress.com/2006/01/12/the-space-act/ Can NASA release evidence of alien intelligence to the public? This depends greatly on how they are allowed to operate. How do we find this out? We read the Space Act of course... This act was designed as a general outline of the Administrators guide with do's and dont's regarding information and findings made while in the position of administrator. The part which deals with states what they can and cannot do regarding such a thing as ETI spacecraft. * SPACE ACT: Sec. 303. (a) Information obtained or developed by the Administrator in the performance of his functions under this Act shall be made available for public inspection; except (A) information authorized or required by Federal statute to be withheld, (B) information classified to protect the national security. Essentially what this is, well just what it says. NASA Administrator can release information for public viewing and inspection, as long as the information is not classified to protect the national security. To further drive home this point, that NASA is obligated to hide some data read this; * SPACE ACT: The (administrator) making available to agencies directly concerned with national defense, of discoveries that have military value or significance, and the furnishing by such agencies, to the civilian agency established to direct and control nonmilitary aeronautical and space activities, of information as to discoveries which have value or significance to that agency. This is essentially saying, if the administrator comes into “DISCOVERIES” that would have anything to do with our national defense, then we need to hand it over to them. So, would unknown/ETI objects (Vehicles or structures) fall under such an umbrella? I would certainly consider intelligent alien vehicles A DISCOVERY THAT HAS SIGNIGIFIGANT MILITARY VALUE. Well, let’s see; * SPACE ACT: (2) the term “aeronautical and space vehicles” means aircraft, missiles, satellites, and OTHER space vehicles, manned and unmanned, together with related equipment, devices, components, and parts. The "Other space vehicles" opens the door to a lot. This could constitute (not that it has) ALIEN SPACE VEHICLES, AND RELATED EQUIPMENT, DIVICES, COMPONENTS, AND PARTS. I would suggest reading this; http://astrobiology.arc.nasa.gov/workshops/societal/societal_report.pdf For a look at how the space act and the "threat of intelligent alien life" might have on our society. It's important to understand that I am not saying this means NASA HAS covered up anything. What I am saying, is that via the Space Act - the wording is sufficient to assume that they very well could "hide" such a thing and be following the law.