Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge announces plans for space travel

Elon Musk. Richard Branson.

Tom DeLonge?

The Blink-182 frontman is getting into the spaceflight game so he can find UFOs.

In an announcement on his Facebook page, Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge told fans that he’s headed to the outer realms of infinity, and beyond. “I have brought together an elite team from CIA, DOD and the FMR Director of Advanced Programs at Lockheed Martin’s SkunkWorks,” DeLonge’s post reads. “We are aiming to build this ElectroMagnetic Vehicle to Travel instantaneously through Space, Air and Water by engineering the fabric of Space-Time.”

Hello, my name is Tom DeLonge from the Blink-182. I have brought together an elite team from CIA, DOD and the FMR…

Posted by Tom DeLonge on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The image accompanying the text shows a spacecraft resembling a pointed oval overlaid on a frisbee.

To the Stars is looking for investors. So far they’ve raised over $300,000 from over 750 willing participants.

The company boasts 11 names, including DeLonge. Their duties range from National Security Affairs Advisor to Brain Function & Consciousness Consultant. All but one are men and all but one are white.

The through-line seems to be a belief in UFOs.

DeLonge and his crew made a 40-minute video explaining the company. It’s a long watch, but the basic premise is: UFOs are real and we’re going to prove it.

But if you’re looking for exactly how the company is going to find signs of extraterrestrial life, the website is pretty sparse. To the Stars wants to incorporate aspects of the worlds of science, aerospace, and entertainment to develop a new way of looking at exploration — but the company’s only products thus far are a science fiction novel by DeLonge and the graphic prototype of the aforementioned spacecraft.

Which brings up the question: Is this a scam? Or is this a real enterprise by true believers?

Given DeLonge’s interest in unexplained aerial phenomena, the evidence leans to the latter.

It’s easy to dismiss DeLonge and To the Stars as fringe woo believers trying to perpetuate alien mythos, rich men bored to death with little better to do.

But who know? Maybe in two decades his work will be taught in science classes across the world as we enter a new era of interstellar cooperation. I’m feeling this.

But not now.

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