Company to send pregnant woman into space to give birth
Netherlands-based startup, SpaceLife Origin wants to send a pregnant woman 250 miles above the Earth to give birth to the first extra-terrestrial baby in history, in the name of science.
Should our planet ever become unable to sustain human life, our species’ only hope would be to leave and settle elsewhere, be it a haven floating through space or another planet.
But in order for this exodus to be a success, we first have to learn how to reproduce in space, and the founders of SpaceLife Origin want to get the ball rolling by sending a pregnant woman into space in 2024 and having her give birth in zero gravity conditions.
It sounds like a crazy idea, especially since humanity is a long way from becoming a spacefaring species, but SpaceLife Origin believes that our long-term survival depends on it.
According to Egbert Edelbroek, one of the executives of the Dutch startup, learning how to give birth in space is an insurance policy for the human race.