Are we alone in space? Mission to Alpha Centauri with Dr. Pete Worden

Have you ever wondered how we will react when we received a confirmed signal from an alien civilization? And what Alpha Centauri has to do with it? In this episode, I’m talking with Simon Pete Worden, a retired general of the US Airforce, former head of NASA Ames, and currently the Executive Director of a fantastic Breakthrough Initiatives. If you would like to know how we seek life in other galaxies, are there any procedures in case of receiving a confirmed signal from other civilizations, or just listen to the fantastic story of Pete himself, including helping smaller countries like Ruanda or the Kingdom of Bhutan to join the space sector – this is the episode. Enjoy the talk, and don’t forget to subscribe to us for more.


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Co-founder of the European Space Foundation. The originator of the European Rover Challenge project. Experienced dot-connector and communication consultant specializing in technology and innovation (data and content-driven communication). Owner of a PR consultancy working in the CEE region. Very committed space advocate. Author of articles and whitepapers on science and technology. Media pundit on the topics of space exploration and space technology transfer. Speaker and lecturer, organizer and moderator of conferences and events. In the past European Coordinator of The Mars Society and spokesperson of TMS in Poland. For his space advocacy work, Lukasz was awarded a unique award Tiuterra Crystal created by the Austrian Space Forum in collaboration with Swarovski. He joined the previous winners’ ranks, such as Head of SpaceX Elon Musk, former head of NASA Charles Bolden, or head of the UN space sector agency, Dr. Simonetta di Pippo and European astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. After hours, he explores programming, viewing it as learning a new foreign language of the future.