Acronym for Air Force Office Of Scientific Research. The AFOSR invests in research efforts for the Air Force and the work is performed in cooperation with private industry, academia, and other organizations within the Department of Defense.

In 1968 the AFOSR commissioned a group of academics from the University of Colorado to clarify the UFO phenomenon. The project, known as the Condon Committee, was granted $313,300 to cover a 15 month period. The complete evaluation process took about 18 months, cost about $500,000 and recommended against the continued study of UFOs.

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