The Crazy Plan to Deliver the First Baby in Space

A startup has announced plans to send a pregnant woman to space to give birth. Will this be the first baby born in space?

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/01/space-childbirth-bab...

SpaceLife Origin, based in the Netherlands, wants to send a pregnant woman, accompanied by a ‘trained, world-class medical team,’ in a capsule to the space above Earth. The mission would last 24 to 36 hours. Once the woman delivered the child, the capsule would return to the ground.”

https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/9-12/features/F_Animals_in_Spa...

“Can fish swim in microgravity? Do bees make honey in space? Can ant farms exist on the Space Station? These are just a few of the questions scientists hope to answer by taking animals into space.”

Mission Cradle: The First Baby Born in Space

https://spacelifeorigin.com/en/missions/missions-cradle

“The next step in our evolution. A pregnant woman will give birth in outer space. Well prepared and safely supported by a medical expert team. Another major step towards Life Beyond Earth.”

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