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If To The Stars Academy contributes nothing more to the debate, if its sole legacy is getting the mainstream media to approach the UFO puzzle as legitimate news, it will have accomplished what no one else has been able to do since the cessation of Project Blue Book nearly 50 years ago. Right now, the signs are encouraging. Just look at everyone who’s suddenly paying attention to The War Zone blogger Tyler Rogoway. A military hardware aficionado who has harbored a longstanding but closeted interest in UFOs, Rogoway cultivates sources by keeping tabs not on The Great Taboo, but the latest developments in war technology, at home and abroad. Journalistically, and with good reason, he has kept a healthy distance from the UFO quagmire. Until recently, that is, when he followed a lead on incidents that played out over California-Oregon in October, and Arizona-New Mexico in February. Swiftly working those sources for Federal Aviation Administration data, Rogoway augmented his detailed analyses on both of those episodes by posting voice recordings among pilots, air traffic controllers, and FAA officials. He steered clear of interpretation, an area where so many people screw up, and let the presentation speak for itself. What was also remarkable, as Rogoway told Alejandro Rojas this week in the Open Minds podcast, was the amount of cooperation he got from the FAA. The results have been astonishing. Rogoway’s revelations have been circulated by all the corporate heavy hitters – ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, The NY Times, WaPo, Fox, Time, etc. etc. And that publicity windfall comes on the heels of an equally viral shot across the bow from former Department of Defense administrator Christopher Mellon. In a March 9 Washington Post op-ed, accompanied by F-18 video footage of an object its pilot struggled to lock onto, Mellon excoriated the Pentagon for its failure to rigorously investigate this potential flight safety hazard. Mellon’s credentials pinged the media radar last December when, as an adviser to TTSA, he figured into the NY Times scoop on the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, which included two F-18 videos tracking UFO activity. So it’s a fair question to ask if the MSM would’ve been as receptive to Rogoway’s reporting without the TTSA having breached the restraining walls four months ago. Lately – or to be safe, let’s just say for now – it appears as if the Fourth Estate might actually be rousing from its slumber.