Stupid question from a fumbling and apparently confused congressman STUNS and silences Capital Hill. Here’s one to silence congress! Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of Costa Mesa is a member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s subcommittee on space. On Tuesday, he asked scientists from NASA if aliens once occupied the planet Mars thousands of years ago.
According to reports, the hearing on Capitol Hill “was a general discussion of NASA’s upcoming planetary-science missions, with a focus on the 2020 Rover and Europa Clipper which will launch in the 2020s to investigate the life-hosting potential of the Jupiter moon Europa.
“One of the benefits, I should say, of your activities, is that, well—you have all these robots all over the universe and beyond,” Rohrabacher said. “Let me just note…that I’ve been around for a while. I ask for permission for one minute for this question. You have indicated that Mars was totally different thousands of years ago…Is it possible that there was a civilization on Mars thousands of years ago?”
Here’s one scientist’s answer:
Source: LATimes, Salon