One of the few NASA astronauts to have ever walked on the moon believes that aliens have by no means visited Earth as a result of, if they’d, people would have benefited from their superior expertise and information.
According to former astronaut Alan Bean, if aliens had paid us a go to then we’d have already got a remedy for most cancers by now.
“I don’t imagine that anybody from outer area has ever visited the Earth,” Mr Bean mentioned from his house in Houston, Texas.
“One of causes I don’t imagine they’ve been right here is that civilisations which are extra superior are extra altruistic and pleasant — like Earth, which is best than it was once.
“So they might have landed and mentioned, ‘We come in peace and we know from our studies you have cancer that kills people’.
“‘We’ve solved that drawback 50 years in the past, right here’s the gadget we placed on an individual’s chest that can remedy it — we’ll present you easy methods to make it.
“Just like some day, say 1,000 years from now, once we can go to a different star and see a planet, we’ll know easy methods to remedy most cancers, remedy beginning defects, so we’d train them.”
Mr Bean doesn’t doubt for a second that we aren’t alone.
“There’s so many billions of stars and these stars have planets around them so there must be statistically many planets around many stars that have formed life,” he mentioned.
“Maybe some of them are like our life was 100,000 years ago, and some of them are like we are now, and there are probably some out there that are a 10,000 years in the future from where we are now.”
Mr Bean resigned from NASA in 1981 to grow to be an artist. In his work he depicts the experiences of astronauts, together with himself, who’ve walked on the moon. It’s a small membership however it’s additionally one which he attracts endless inspiration from.
“Even if I lived to 185 years old I wouldn’t run out of ideas of things to paint on this topic,” he mentioned.
He makes use of textured and lunar instruments, “sprinkled with bits of Apollo spacecraft and a touch of moon dust” to create his masterpieces, which promote for tens or lots of of hundreds of US every through his web site.
“I’m the only person on Earth who can do these paintings (from a first hand perspective),” he mentioned.
“I work seven days a week painting to this day.”