About Clark McClelland

ScO, McClelland in the cockpit of the Space Shuttle Columbia, 1992.

Clark McClelland is a bonafide expert in the field of UFO specialists. He began his investigations of this strange phenomenon in 1947. His 60 plus years of study in the field of UFOlogy puts him in a unique class of educators and investigators.

He has lectured at many national universities including Notre Dame, Penn State, Ohio State, Berea, Montana State University, New York University, Idaho State, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and others too numerous to mention. On several occasions, he was requested by students and faculty to bring his unique topic to their campus as an elective course, although his work at Kennedy Space Center at the time overruled his acceptance.

Clark McClelland’s long association with the UFO phenomenon has followed him throughout his aerospace career. In 1958 he was assigned to the national space program at Cape Canaveral, Florida, and helped launch or viewed 679 rockets and spacecraft. In addition to being an Aerospace Engineer and Technical Assistant to the Apollo Program Manager during the Apollo moon landings, McClelland and other SpaceCraft Operators did extensive technical checkout of simulated flights and mission objectives of the various shuttles to assure orbital success and the personal safety of the astronauts.

Clark C. McClelland and NASA Astronaut Judy Resnick

McClelland knew many of the astronauts who perished during the Challenger disaster and certainly did all he could to keep each shuttle from such a repeat accident. He has held important positions involving such manned projects as Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo lunar landings, Skylab, the Space Shuttle and the Space Station. He was assigned to the cockpit of the Space Shuttle missions as a SpaceCraft Operator (Ground Test Astronaut). If anyone knows what is going on in space, with humans or otherwise, it is McClelland

In 1960, Major Donald E Keyhoe, the International Director of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) selected McClelland to be Director for the Kennedy Space Center and central Florida region. His unit members included two NASA Astronaut Flight Surgeons, many engineers, scientists and mathematicians as consultants and investigators. Later, he was chosen as the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) Director at the KSC and served concurrently as Assistant State Director for Florida.

McClelland’s name is on three commemorative monuments, the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions – – – His name will be on the Space Shuttle, International Space Station and the Deep Space Missions monuments in the future


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  1. Hello Clark.
    For some years now, I check into your website so once in a while, to see if there is a new chapter of your book finished. A lot “confirming” I red before and every time adding some new and additional info, like you chapter 15 about the Nazi Bell and / or Joseph P. Farrell’s book of 2006 ; “The SS Brotherhood of the Bell”. I do wonder, and more so after Len Kasten’s book in 2013 over project SERPO, if you have any information about that project ?
    I did check in for, I believe almost 10 years now, that website (serpo.org) as well but never got , from an other source, additonal info.
    Anyway I hope you will be well and get to add all of us out here, still some more chapters !
    Henk / Netherlands

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your experience about what you have been through.
    Maarten will put in on YouTube and I will circle it around on Facebook so everyone can circle it further.
    I hope that we can help this way out for you.
    Bless you Clark <3

  3. Dear Mr. McClelland:
    As one who greatly admires your contributions over many decades of dedication to space exploration, may I first commend you on the publication of your book.
    I’m aware of the great troubles you have experienced as a result of remaining determined to provide the truth over the years, during what tremendous efforts to discredit you and destabilize your life, the same sinister tactic many other honorable American men and women of science have been made to suffer for similar efforts over the past decades.
    I am in New Orleans and writing a book myself based on my own experiences with the topic of our Moon and wish to speak further with you, even come to Florida to see if I might help you get through these times in some manner.
    There may be no means at this website for me to forward my credentials in film and television to you, but you may respond to me @ woldrob@gmail.com.
    Thank you,
    Rob Wold

  4. I listened to your interview with Kerry Cassidy. This was fascinating. I learned much from your experiences. Thank you so much.

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