Hammond flew as pilot of Discovery on STS-39, the first unclassified Department of Defense mission. He logged 199 hours and 23 minutes of space flight. The seven-man crew performed numerous scientific experiments to collect data on atmospheric infrared and ultraviolet phenomena including a deploy and rendezvous in support of the Strategic Defense Initiative Office.
He was the pilot on STS-64 aboard the Discovery. Mission highlights included: first use of lasers for environmental research; deployment and retrieval of a solar science satellite; robotic processing of semiconductors; use of RMS boom for jet thruster research; first untethered spacewalk in 10 years to test a self-rescue jetpack. Mission duration was 10 days, 22 hours, 51 minutes.
Blaine will be attending the 2015 MUFON Symposium and will be available to answer your questions about space and the U.S. Space Program as well as sign autographs. Come meet Blaine Hammond!
MUFON Field Investigator training is offered annually at the MUFON Symposium. This unique event affords one the opportunity to learn from some of the best UFO Investigators and Researchers in the field of ufology. Including MUFON's STAR Team Manager, Richard Hoffman; MUFON's Chief Photo Analyst, Marc D'Antonio; MUFON's Director of Research, Robert Powell, as well as MUFON's Director of Experiencer Research Kathleen Marden and many more! So, come spend your day learning from the best in the field of UFO investigations and build up your UFO investigative skills to be the very best they can be!
Looking to expand your knowledge and for a bit of fun? Then join us for a few Special Events. We have several awesome and interactive events that will take place over the course of the Symposium and you are invited to attend.
This year we are hosting the Symposium at the Hotel Irvine, in beautiful Irvine, California! This luxurious and amenity-filled hotel has recently undergone a $50M renovation and offers a relaxing and world-class way to spend your time at the Symposium. MUFON has negotiated a special rate for Symposium attendees of $119 per night.