WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Britain’s first astronaut Helen Sharman has said that aliens definitely exist and it’s possible they’re here on Earth, living among us undetected.
- In 1991, Sharman visited the Soviet Mir space station at 27 years old, the first of seven Britons to enter space.
- She told the Observer newspaper on Sunday that “aliens exist, there’s no two ways about it” and went on by adding: “It’s possible they’re here right now and we simply can’t see them.”
Britain’s first astronaut has said that aliens definitely exist and that they could be living undetected among humans on Earth.
Helen Sharman was the first of seven Britons to enter space when she was 27 years old, making her one of the youngest people ever to enter orbit. A chemist, she spent eight days on the Soviet Mir space station and worked there as a researcher in 1991. Sharman gave an interview to the Observer on Sunday where she highlighted her opinions on extraterrestrial life.
“Aliens exist, there’s no two ways about it,” Sharman told the Observer. “There are so many billions of stars out there in the universe that there must be all sorts of different forms of life.”
Sharman also hypothesized that aliens could be living on Earth: “Will they be like you and me, made up of carbon and nitrogen? Maybe not. It’s possible they’re here right now and we simply can’t see them.”
NASA is currently preparing to launch some of its most ambitious Mars rovers to study the red planet more closely and learn more about its past. The agency plans to study soil and rock samples to look for evidence of past Martian life, as well as strategize moving in the direction of figuring out how to man a human mission to Mars.
Michael Collins, one of the astronauts on Apollo 11 with Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong answered a question on Twitter in August 2019 about whether he believed in life outside of Earth, to which he responded: “Yes.”