Leading Space Entrepreneur Thinks Aliens are Visiting Earth
Robert Bigelow, an important figure in the rapidly growing private space industry, has come out with some rather controversial views about alien life.
In an interview with CBS News, Mr Bigelow, 72, said he believed that aliens had come to Earth, and were continuing to do so.
“I’m absolutely convinced [in aliens],” he said. “That’s all there is to it.”
He said he thinks there is an “existing ET presence” on Earth, and that he doesn't “give a damn” about revealing his views in public.
“It’s [intelligent life] just like right under people’s noses,” he said. “Oh my gosh. Wow.”
The idea that there is alien life elsewhere in the universe is not itself too controversial. There are billions of planets in our galaxy alone, so there might well be something out there – intelligent or otherwise.
His company, Bigelow Aerospace, was responsible for installing the first ever inflatable module on the International Space Station (ISS) last year. This technology might one day be used for long-haul missions to Mars, making Bigelow Aerospace pretty useful.