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Dr. Brian T. O’Leary, Ph.D.

Brian T. O’Leary (born on January 27, 1940 in Boston, Massachusetts - Died July 28, 2011) received his Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of California, Berkeley (1967) and was in the NASA trainee program at Space Sciences Laboratory, Department of Astronomy, University of California. He was one of the eleven civilian scientists-astronauts selected by NASA on July 26, 1967 for the Apollo Program, specifically for their scientific education rather than pilot backgrounds. Having just completed his Ph.D. work on Mars, he was selected to go to Mars at a time when it was in NASA's program planning. The program has been delayed for many years, therefore Dr. O'Leary has never had the privilege of experiencing actual space flight.

Dr. O'Leary wrote the book Mars 1999 to describe the enormous economic, political and scientific benefits of sending an international mission to the Red Planet by the turn of the millennium. The book was hailed by James Michener as "an exciting journey into space" and by Senator Alan Cranston as "a compelling scenario of global harmony." Brian O'Leary has taught at Cornell, Caltech, Berkeley and Princeton. He published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in the fields of planetary science and astronautics. He appeared on national TV talk shows such as the Donahue Show, the Today Show, the Late Show and the Larry king Show.

His burning interest was in what he called the transformative sciences which is described in his book Exploring Inner and Outer Space where he'd boldly expand the boundaries of traditional Western science into such taboo subjects as extraterrestrial intelligence, UFOs, consciousness research, stone megaliths, and physics beyond space-time.


Graduated from Belmont High School, Belmont, Massachusetts, in 1957; received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Williams College in 1961, a Masters of Arts in Astronomy from Georgetown University in 1964, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Astronomy from the University of California at Berkeley in 1967.


Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1975-); secretary of the Planetology Section, American Geophysical Union (1970-1976); member of the nominating committee of the American Astronomical Society Division of Planetary Sciences (1976-1979); team leader of the Asteroidal Resources Group, NASA Ames Summer Study on Space Settlements (1977); board member of the American Space Foundation (1983-1985); chairman of the board of directors of the Institute for Security and Cooperation in Space (1987-1988); founding board member of the International Association for New Science (1990-2000); founding president of the New Energy Movement (2003); and fellow, World Innovation Foundation, (2007-).

Special Honors

Recipient of NASA Distinguished Group Achievement Award, Mariner 10 Mission, 1975; Eagle Scout.


Authored or co-authored more than one hundred peer-reviewed scientific papers, including: Rea and O'Leary, Visible polarization data of Mars, Nature, 206, 1138, 1965; The influence of lunar mascons on its dynamical figure, Nature, 220, 1309, 1968; O'Leary and Rea, On the composition of the Venus clouds, Journal of Geophysical Research, 1968; O'Leary, Campbell and Sagan, Lunar and planetary mass concentrations, Science, 165, 651, 1969. Has also been an editor for several books, including, Space Manufacturing from Non-terrestrial Materials, edited by O'Neill and O'Leary, vol. 57 of Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics, AIAA, 1977; Space Resources and Space Settlements, edited by O'Neill, Billingham, Gilbreath and O'Leary, NASA SP-428, 1979; and The New Solar System, edited by Beatty, O'Leary and Chaikin, Sky Publishing Co. and Cambridge University Press, 1981. Has also authored more than ten books, including: The Making of an Ex-Astronaut; Houghton Mifflin, 1970; The Fertile Stars; Everest House, 1981; Project Space Station, Stackpole Books,1983; Mars 1999, Stackpole Books, 1987; Exploring Inner and Outer Space: A Scientist's Perspective on Personal and Planetary Transformation, North Atlantic Books, 1989; Miracle in the Void, self published, 1996; Re-Inheriting the Earth, self published, 2003; and The Energy Solution Revolution, self published, 2008.


From 1961 to 1962, Brian O’Leary was a physicist at the Aeronomy and Meteorology Division at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; from 1964 to 1967, he was a research assistant at Space Sciences Laboratory, at the University of California at Berkeley. After resigning from NASA, he held numerous faculty positions at various universities, including: from 1968 to 1969, he was a research associate astronomer and, from 1969 to 1971, he was assistant professor of astronomy at Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York; from 1970 to 1971, he was a visiting member of the faculty at the California Institute of Technology and a deputy team leader for the Mariner 10 Venus-Mercury TV Science Team; from 1971 to 1972, he was a visiting associate professor at the school of law, teaching technology assessment, at the University of California at Berkeley and he was a senior consultant at the NASA Ames Research Center; from 1972 to 1975, he was an assistant professor of astronomy and science policy assessment at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts; from 1976 to 1981, he was a research staff and lecturer for the Department of Physics at Princeton University in New Jersey; from 1980 to 1982, he was a consultant for the MIT Sloane School at Cambridge, Massachusetts; from 1986 to 1987 he was a visiting lecturer in physics at California State University in Long Beach; and in 2003 he was a professor in the Masters Degree Program in Transformational Psychology at the University of Philosophical Research at Los Angeles, California. O’Leary has also held several non-academic positions, including: from 1975 to 1976, he was a special staff consultant on energy for the U.S. House Interior Committee subcommittee on energy and the environment, and a consultant for the U.S. Senate Government Operations Committee; from 1979 to 1980, he was the special projects editor for Sky & Telescope Magazine in Cambridge, Massachusetts and, from 1982 to 1987, he was a senior scientist at Science Applications International Corporation in Hermosa Beach, California.

NASA Experience

Brian O’Leary was selected as a scientist-astronaut by NASA in August 1967. After completing a Ph.D. thesis on the physical properties of the Martian surface, O'Leary was specifically selected for a potential manned Mars mission when it was still in NASA's program planning. When that program was cancelled in 1968, he resigned from the astronaut program because of lack of prospects for a space flight. During the following decades, his relationship with NASA continued as an academic scientist in unmanned planetary exploration, advanced concepts for space manufacturing of non-terrestrial materials, formulating low-cost scenarios for joint U.S.-Soviet manned missions to Phobos and Mars, and helping NASA design a habitable space station. Most recently, he had investigated advanced antigravity propulsion and free energy concepts as an outside scientist.

He is survived by his wife, Meredith, and two children from a former marriage. He enjoyed photography, hiking, cartooning, jazz piano and yoga.



MUFON 1990 International UFO Symposium Proceedings

UFOs - Brian OLeary.mp4

Dr Brian O’Leary was born on January 27th, 1940 and passed away on July 28th, 2011 shortly after making a big statement. He was a member of the sixth group of astronauts selected by NASA in August of 1967. The members of this group were known as the scientist-astronauts. Dr O’Leary received a bachelor of arts degree in physics from Williams College in 1961, and a doctor of philosophy in astronomy from the University of California at Berkeley in 1967. He was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as secretary of the American Geophysical Union’s Planetology Section. Furthermore, he was the team leader of the Asteroidal Resources Group for NASA’s Ames Summer Study on Space Settlements. He was a founding board member of the International Association for New Science as well as founding president of the New Energy Movement. He was a fellow at the World Innovation Foundation and a physics professor at Princeton University.

The technological implication of UFOs is one reason for the secrecy that surrounds them. The way they can stop on point and move any direction they choose brings up a big question; what type of propulsion systems and operating characteristics are involved? If we know UFOs are real, one of the questions to ask is how they operate and how they get to where they need to be.

Given all of the official documentation and credible witness testimonies, we are able to question further and make reasonable connections. With the amount of effort and time spent to cover up the reality of UFOs, it is logical to assume that the ones responsible for the cover up have the same questions that we do. How do they operate? Maybe more exists beyond the secrecy, maybe some questions have been answered and seized by those who control the money supply. Anti-Gravity, clean energy, the list goes on and on. Even without UFOs, human beings have the scientific and technological capability to change our planet. It’s time to start asking more questions, if we have alternative and more efficient ways of operating on planet Earth that could benefit everybody, why are they not being implemented and who is responsible?

"Everything you can imagine we already know how to do, but these technologies are so locked up in black projects, it would take an act of God to ever get them out to benefit humanity" – Ben Rich, Former CEO of Lockheed Martin Skunk Works
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