On 60 Minutes this past Sunday, Las Vegas native and aerospace entrepreneur, Robert Bigelow was discussing the successful deployment of hiscompany’s BEAM module, which was launched to the International Space Station on April 8, 2016, during the 8th SpaceX cargo resupply mission.
Bigelow then proceeded to surprise his interviewer by being very blunt about his views that intelligent alien life not only exists but that it is “under our
noses.” Despite constant calls by the 60 Minutes host for him to express doubts or concerns over the negative reactions he may receive from others for holding these views, he said that the opinions of others wouldn’t affect the facts that he knows.
Bigelow has plans to spend up to US$500 million to develop the first commercial space station.
Bigelow Aerospace has launched two experimental space modules and has plans for full-scale manned space habitats to be used as orbital hotels, research labs and factories.