Life in Outer Space. Beings From Beyond The Stars. It sounds like science fiction, maybe the stuff you'd dream about as a kid or young adult, or in the moments when you're not caught up in the daily grind of your own life today. Oftentimes it's easy to distract ourselves from the "big" picture questions.
Questions like, "Are we alone in the universe?" And although NASA is responsible for some pretty great discoveries, it's no doubt that one of the biggest reasons people are excited about space exploration is the possibility that we may, someday, come in contact with alien life forms.
In order for us to find life as we know it, we need to find suitable hosting grounds and environments for life. Sadly, most of our attempts at doing so have more or less missed the mark.
If they do find aliens, hopefully they're the friendly kind. And if they're not, let's hope our technology is better than theirs.