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We already knew that Tom DeLonge of Blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves fame has had a particular interest in extraterrestrial life and UFOs. Turns out his interest and research has led to the development of To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science.

What does that mean, exactly? It’s a “consortium of scientists, aerospace engineers and creatives” who will work together and give “gifted” researchers the freedom to explore exotic science and technologies. Basically, it’s a way for the global science community to explore the topics that have been previously under-explored or unexplored—including extraterrestrial life.

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TTS Academy is composed of Science, Aerospace and Entertainment divisions. The science folks will be focusing on such things as human ultra-experiences ("supranormal experiences") and telepathy. Aerospace will be focusing on exotic aerospace technologies. The entertainment aspect aims to educate and inspire curiosity in science. Oh, and remember that Strange Times movie DeLonge announced earlier this year? That's one of TTS Academy's current projects.

Co-founder DeLonge has the title of President and CEO, with a former senior intelligence service member of the CIA and a regular NASA and Department of Defense advisee being appointed to other high-ranking roles.

With a team varying from aerospace to genetics professionals graduating from everywhere from Stanford to Yale, DeLonge has a highly educated team supporting him on this endeavor.

“The public interest in the outer edges of science and the understanding of phenomena has always been suffocated by mainstream ideology and bureaucratic constraint,” DeLonge says. “We believe there are discoveries within our reach that will revolutionize the human experience, but they can only be accomplished through the unrestricted support of breakthrough research and innovation.” 

By claiming the title of “public benefit corporation,” they are promising to serve the public good and, in response, are currently asking the public to invest in TTS Academy. At the time this story was reported, 218 investors had already raised $130,410.

Watch the live stream from their launch event below:

Last October, WikiLeak content revealed that DeLonge had sent cryptic emails, presumably about UFOs, to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta. Said emails referred to “Classified Science and DOD topics” and “Roswell,” and you can read more of the details here.

Not to mention, earlier this year, DeLonge received the UFO Researcher Of The Year award.

If you'd like to read more on To The Stars Academy, check out their site.

What are your thoughts on DeLonge’s latest endeavor?