NASA astronaut asked ground control what the ‘alien-like’ object was that he saw in space
Melvin said that there was a “translucent, curved, organic” object in the cargo area of the spacecraft, prompting him to call to his colleagues on Earth to ask what it was.
Melvin made the revelation when responding to a question from the UFO Sightings Daily blog, who asked if he had ever seen a UFO. The space engineer and former NFL player said he hadn’t seen any in space or on Earth, but admitted that he did see something suspicious on the shuttle.
Alas, ground command told Melvin and his partner Randy Bresnik that the mysterious creature was actually ice that had broken off of the Freon hoses. He joked: “I was about to say ‘Houston we have a problem’ but know everyone spins-up when those words are uttered from a space vehicle.”
When asked if it’s possible that NASA lied about the ice to keep the team calm and focused on the shuttle, Melvin tantalizingly replied: “You never know.”