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Former NASA astronaut Michael Collins of the Apollo 11 mission discussed the chances of discovering and encountering alien life in other worlds. However, for the retired astronaut, he is still hoping that this kind of discovery can be made without abandoning Earth.

Collins participated in NASA’s first mission that landed on the Moon along with astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. As these two explored the lunar surface, Collins remained inside the command module Columbia and orbited the Moon.

Recently, the renowned astronaut answered a question on Twitter regarding the importance of finding alien life and moving to a new homeworld.

Given the current environmental situations on Earth, as well as the constant threats posed by cosmic dangers, Collins noted that the main objective right now is finding a new planet where a human colony can travel to and thrive in. This way, humanity will be able to carry on no matter what happens to Earth.

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