Space Baby Boom: From Cradle Earth to Mission Cradle

UK’s popular digital edition, The i, evaluates the accelerated ‘spaceception’ and orbital procreation race currently on the world stage discussed at Asgardia’s First Space Science and Investment Congress that attracted prominent international protagonists both in business and academia. The article reviews the conference speakers’ input regarding the existing demand on extraterrestrial delivery, its feasibility, peculiarities, and time frame. Its participants claimed that ‘first human conception and birth in space is under way.’


‘There could be a space race. Elon Musk wants to be the first to put a man on Mars. China wants to be the first to build a base on the moon. And some country will want to have the first person to conceive in space. We have to be ahead of that and research [the dangers] beforehand.’


‘It’s vital that we approach this [human conception in space] in an absolutely ethical manner. We are talking about the effect it will have for future generations.’


‘It would almost certainly be a woman who has had two births already, both of which she has coped with relative ease.’


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