Mars findings 'make space travel important' says Parmitano
Italian astronaut says life beyond Earth 'probable'09 December, 18:26
"The desire to press onward with space travel is completely valid given we're not searching for unicorns at the end of the rainbow. Mars is quite a strategic target". When asked whether he believed life exists beyond Earth, Parmitano said it was likely.
"It's possible and probable, considering the enormous number of stars and planets, that something we can compare to what we call life exists. "It's our imagination that falls short, not nature".