is their answer surprising?
NASA was asked what if we find aliens and their reply surprised a lot of people. In an interview NASA was questioned on many different subjects, including the controversial and out there topic of a warp drive. The one discussion that piqued our interest was about extraterrestrials. Often we hear discussions of this topic and think that is for those on the fringe.
Between the spotting of many exoplanets and the relaunch of the SETI program this discussion has gotten a lot of press lately.
This is what they had to say on the matter:
Has NASA got any guidelines if they were to encounter aliens in space? (Michael Wittemore)
That’s a good question. I don’t know, but I will try to find out and get word to somebody. We probably don’t have guidelines because we don’t realistically think we’re going to encounter somebody like you or me.
Their answer in regards to microorganisms believe it or not was the most surprising.
Let’s find out what they think we should do in the video on page 2