• Question: what dose ET stand for

    Asked by josip to Simon, Julia, Delma, Andrew, Alex on 16 Dec 2015.
    • Photo: Simon Challis

      Simon Challis answered on 16 Dec 2015:

      Hi Josip.

      ET stands for ExtraTerrestrial – literally someone/something not from this planet. It is an acronym commonly associated with intelligent alien life. Steven Spielberg made a world famous film with the same title in 1981, in which a galactic alien botanist is left behind on Earth and befriends a group of children who help search for a way to contact his alien compatriots. Have you seen the film? If you havent you really should!

      PS It was actually watching ET which inspired to pursue a career in the space business when I was 8 years old :-).