This week, we lead off with big news from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, who is launching a new atomic clock into space on a Falcon Heavy rocket… how can a clock in space make future travel to other planets more effective? We also look at several stories of odd and out-of-place animals, as well as the most recent footage obtained of a giant squid in U.S. coastal waters, and a new study where grey seals were taught to sing… and even learned the Star Wars theme song.
Then in hour two, we celebrate the anniversary of the sighting that put “flying saucers” on the map… even though the sighting didn’t really involve objects of this description. Kenneth Arnold became the first high-profile UFO witness on June 24, 1947, after he claimed that he observed a fleet of objects moving at incredible speed over Mount Rainier, Washington. But what did Arnold really see during that fateful solo-flight over the northwest, and more importantly, how have the variety of descriptions of it that appeared over the years shaped attitudes about the modern UFO enigma?