Direct Contact

  • Michael A. G. Michaud


Early fictional depictions of direct contact with extraterrestrials, like those by Lasswitz and Wells, assumed that spacecraft could carry living beings across interplanetary distances. Now we know that such journeys are possible for a civilization at our level of technological development. We already have landed men on Earth’s moon and are planning to transport humans to Mars. We also know that the home planets of alien civilizations, if they exist, are much farther away. Could extraterrestrials traverse interstellar space to our solar system?


Solar System Kuiper Belt Oort Cloud Interstellar Space Nearby Star 


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