Friendship 7: February 1962 - John Glenn launches to become the first American to orbit the Earth. Once in space he sees that his capsule is surrounded by a swarm of small lights he calls fireflies.
Gemini 4: June 1965 - Command pilot James McDivitt notices an object outside his craft. He describes it as having big arms sticking out of it.
Gemini 7: December 1965 - Less than 2 hrs into their mission the astronauts report an object outside their craft.
Gemini 11: September 1966 - One day after launch the astronauts notice a bright object outside their craft that appeared to chance shape.
Apollo 11: July 1969 - A flashing object is seen outside their ship. Neil Armstrong makes a cryptic call back to NASA .
Skylab 3: September 1973 - Pilot Jack Lousma reports a bright red flashing light following them for 20 minutes.
STS-49: September 1991 - A Space Shuttle camera sees an object moving across the frame that changes direction after a flash.
STS-75: February 1996 - Space Shuttle Columbia conducts electricity generation experiments. When the tether breaks a swarm of craft appear to surround the broken experiment as if floats away.
STS-80: December 1996 - As shuttle cameras turn to Earth, white objects appear to come up from the Earth and move into a circular formation.
STS-115: September 2006 - As the fuel tank is released from the shuttle launch and it moves away a triangular object appears to follow the tank back toward Earth.
Aired: 27 Mar 2012