A RUSSIAN scientist revealed to NASA there was a 20-second delay on a live stream of the International Space Station (ISS), fuelling rumours the United States space agency was involved in an alien life cover-up.

NASA has come under fire over the years by conspiracy theorists who claim the space agency purposely delay the live stream in case they accidentally expose a UFO to the public. The agency – that is independent of the US government – has repeatedly denied these rumours, claiming they have nothing to hide. However, a Russian scientist may have exposed the truth during a mission to the ISS, a documentary revealed.

Amazon Prime’s “Secret Space” series detailed how Russia’s Progress 18 sparked a conspiracy frenzy 12 years ago.

The 2017 documentary claimed: “The pre-docking manoeuvres of Russian cargo freighter Progress 18 in June 2005 left no doubt there was a delay.

“In fact, that delay has been shown to be no less than 20 seconds.

“As Progress was approaching the station for docking, a ground controller at Moscow Mission Control mildly complained that the live video feed they were getting included this delay.


The ISS is constantly manned in space (Image: GETTY)

RKA Mission Control Center

“He did, however, say it was ok.”

The documentary then revealed the audio recording from the 2005 mission.

The Russian scientist says: “Range of 63, right? 62 actually.

“Well, it’s about 20 seconds delay that we have here.

“Yeah it’s a slight delay, but it’s ok.”

NASA has come under pressure from conspiracy theorists

NASA has come under pressure from conspiracy theorists (Image: GETTY)

The narrator from the documentary claimed this hold was introduced to stop the truth about UFO’s getting out to the public.

He said: “NASA instituted this delay in their live broadcasts from space.

“They do this to obscure anomalies in space from getting to the public.

“However, some things still slip through.”

The ISS is an artificial satellite in low Earth orbit, first launched in 1998.

It has been inhabited ever since and will continue to provide a home for astronauts until 2030.

The ISS serves as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory in which crew members conduct experiments in biology, physics, astronomy, meteorology, and other fields.

The project is currently a joint venture between the US, Russia, Japan, Europe and Canada.

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