'Aliens exist, there's no two ways about it' says Yorkshire-born astronaut

Pablo Tucker
January 6, 2020

Dr. Helen Sharman - the first British astronaut to enter space - said that aliens exist and are likely to live on Earth. People often describe me as the first British woman in space, but I was actually the first British person.

The astronaut told The Observer Magazine that aliens exist and there are "no two ways about it". "There are numerous billions of stars on the market within the universe that there should be all varieties of types of life".

Dr Sharman, who has previously said Britain should not fall behind in the space race, said aliens might not be made up of carbon and nitrogen like humans.


The 56-year-old worked as a chemist before making history as the first British astronaut to participate in a mission to the Soviet modular space station Mir in May 1991.

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Throughout her life, she needed to battle with the issues usually suffered by females breaking the essence however has at all times been resolved that her gender was not going to cease her.


Dr Sharman thinks her story should inspire people to believe in themselves.

But then again, she also raised the question on whether or not aliens would look like us, just like in the movies. A man who goes first would be the norm, so I'm delighted to 'upset this order, ' she said.

She said: "Self-belief and a can-do attitude changed my life". She applied and was chosen - beating 13,000 others - subsequent to hearing a call for potential space explorers on the radio while driving home from work. I gave no thought to the physical items I owned on Earth. "When we flew over specific parts of the globe, it was always our loved ones we thought of down below us".


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