‘Aliens exist and could be among us right now,’ claims first British astronaut in space

Aliens exist and it is possible they are already here on Earth, according to the first British astronaut to go into space.

Dr Helen Sharman said she is certain we are not alone in the universe.

Speaking to the Observer Magazine, she said: “Aliens exist, there’s no two ways about it.

“There are so many billions of stars out there in the universe that there must be all sorts of different forms of life.”

Soyuz tm-12, cosmonauts helen sharman (uk), anatoly artsebarsky, and sergei krikalev prior to launch, 1991. (Photo by: Sovfoto/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Dr Helen Sharman, left, visited the Mir space station in 1991. (Getty)

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.

“It’s possible they’re here right now and we simply can’t see them,” she said.

In 2018, a Nasa expert said tiny aliens may have visited Earth but we didn’t notice.

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Dr Sharman, 56, made history when she participated in a mission to the Soviet modular space station Mir in May 1991.

In the interview, she highlighted how she is often referred to as the first British woman in space, rather than simply the first Briton.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 11:  Helen Sharman attends the opening of the Science Museum's new interactive gallery 'Wonderlab' on October 11, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Dr Helen Sharman has said that 'aliens exist'. (Getty)

“It’s telling that we would otherwise assume it was a man,” she said.

“When Tim Peake went into space, some people simply forgot about me.

“A man going first would be the norm, so I’m thrilled that I got to upset that order.”