'No aliens in Area 51' says NASA head
By T.K. Randall
June 19, 2015 · 122 comments
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. Image Credit: NASA
Charles Bolden made the light-hearted remarks after being questioned by a ten-year-old on Sky News.
Bolden, who became the administrator of NASA back in 2009, had been answering questions put to him by schoolchildren on the channelís Hot Seat programme when he was asked about alien life.
"I do believe that we will someday find other forms of life or a form of life, if not in our solar system then in some of the other solar systems - the billions of solar systems in the universe," he said.
When asked about Area 51 he went on to mention that he had visited the secretive base himself.
"Iíve been to a place called that but itís a normal research and development place," he said. "I never saw any aliens or alien spacecraft or anything when I was there. I think because of the secrecy of the aeronautics research that goes on there itís ripe for people to talk about aliens being there."
Bolden however was confident that evidence of alien life would be found sooner or later.
"Today we know that there are literally thousands, if not millions of other planets, many of which may be very similar to our own earth," he said. "So some of us, many of us believe that we're going to find evidence that there is life elsewhere in the universe."
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