The presence of alien life outside planet
Earth made a buzz on Twitter recently as NASA veteran astronaut Michael Collins
took to the social networking service to shed light on the subject.
Collins orbited the Moon during Apollo 11
in 1969 alone, but he may haven’t been so lonely after all if his suspicions
about extraterrestrial life in deep space come true. Collins spoke about the ET
mysteries humans might one day encounter with his more than 62,500 followers on
A fan asked the NASA astronaut if he
considers searching alien life beyond Earth or seeking a habitable planet to
settle as more important.
In his opinion, Collins said both picks are
intertwined with one another. He explained that the two options are all Outward
Bound that may reveal life and place. He added that a place to live might be
the ultimate and final goal but maybe dependent on the life forms found there.
Collins has been selecting questions to
answer that were submitted by his fans on Twitter under the hashtag #Ask
Collins is no stranger to talking about the
possibility of life developing beyond our solar system. In 1999, the veteran
astronaut said that it could be impossible that our Sun is the only one in the
entire universe capable of developing intelligent life.
Collins was one of the three astronauts on
the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969. On the 20th in the same month
and year, his colleagues Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong attempted the first human-crewed
lunar landing. He remained in the lunar orbit as the command module pilot for
the mission, where he awaited the safe return of his fellows.