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'No aliens in Area 51' says NASA head


Posted on Friday, 19 June, 2015 | Comment icon 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."

Source: Independent | Comments (122)

Tags: Charles Bolden, NASA

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #113 Posted by Shouldthisexist on 29 June, 2015, 14:27
Fine I will settle for a Xl pizza from papajohns. Now excuse me I must research this dulce base
Comment icon #114 Posted by psyche101 on 30 June, 2015, 2:15
Where did the Dulce base rumours even come from?? Not denying its existence just curious Paul Bennewitz. Secret underground Alien base told by a UFO conspiracy nut. Does it even need denying?
Comment icon #115 Posted by DONTEATUS on 1 July, 2015, 19:57
Quite the Desert those "Dulce`s" Some Ice Cream on them and a sprinkle of Crunchies ! Wham0OOO !
Comment icon #116 Posted by lilnat89 on 2 July, 2015, 17:40
why should area 51 be a secret? .. we all have a right to know what on earth is in there and what they are upto. whats in there that's so great to be a secret ?? let the public see I say
Comment icon #117 Posted by Shouldthisexist on 2 July, 2015, 19:16
why should area 51 be a secret? .. we all have a right to know what on earth is in there and what they are upto. whats in there that's so great to be a secret ?? let the public see I say Hmmm well because it's been improving military technology since it was opened. Does every person around the world need to know the US secrets? Unless you're a military personel or are somewhat important to the research then I see no reason you should be privy.
Comment icon #118 Posted by S2F on 3 July, 2015, 0:51
why should area 51 be a secret? .. we all have a right to know what on earth is in there and what they are upto. whats in there that's so great to be a secret ?? let the public see I say If the average citizen is privy to military and/or government secrets then any enemy state is as well. In the interest of national security keeping secrets, even from ordinary citizens these secrets are designed to protect, are necessary.
Comment icon #119 Posted by DONTEATUS on 5 July, 2015, 18:40
Silly Rabbits ! THey build all the Top Secret weapons right out in the open! Like ever think how many births we have each day on this Planet? Its All being used as a weapon ,soon against us ! Its Call "Alien Plan10 THe Extinction"
Comment icon #120 Posted by Myles on 6 July, 2015, 15:18
If a person in his position said they had a ship and an alien at area 54, it would be considered proof by some. Since he says there is nothing, it is considered BS by some.
Comment icon #121 Posted by SurfinTiki39 on 7 July, 2015, 20:05
Extra-terrestrial life does exist, the head of Nasa has confirmed, but said aliens were not hidden in Area 51. Nasa Administrator Major Charles Bolden told British schoolchildren that he was confident that scientists would find life outside of Earth because there were so many planets that are similar to our own. http://www.telegraph...ad-of-Nasa.html The best liars have a bit of truth in them. Seems like he's admitting to the obvious to try to cover up the big secret. (Even though I don't believe there are aliens at Area 51, it's an odd statement to make).
Comment icon #122 Posted by Merc14 on 8 July, 2015, 1:18
The best liars have a bit of truth in them. Seems like he's admitting to the obvious to try to cover up the big secret. (Even though I don't believe there are aliens at Area 51, it's an odd statement to make). This is a bizarre statement. You condemn the man for speaking what you already believe. Why?


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