The first “extraterrestrial” human could be born within 6 years
company based in the Netherlands has announced what could be the definitive “insurance policy” for humanity and the wildest dream come true: Safe and assisted human reproduction in space. The first “extraterrestrial” human could be born within 6 years.
SpaceLife Origin announced its 2020-2024 Missions Program on Tuesday with the great goal of “enabling a sustainable life beyond Earth.” The company plans to use its patent-pending technology to create the first generations of human beings that are not born on our planet Earth.
“If humanity wants to become a multi-planetary species, we also have to learn to reproduce ourselves in space,” explained Kees Mulder, CEO and founder of SpaceLife Origin.
The company intends to complete the first three parts of its four-stage mission plan for the year 2024, which will culminate in the first human baby born in space during a 36-hour mission.
1. Ark of the missions (2020)
The first stage is to send 1,000 radiation-protected tubes filled with male and female human reproductive cells, taken from approved IVF centers around the world, and put into orbit.
The tubes will be stored in safe places here on Earth and on board a satellite in space, for the supposed case that the “Armageddon” takes place, to have a kind of “insurance policy” for humanity.
2. Lotus Missions (2021)
The next phase involves the launch of a patented technology called “Space Embryo Incubator” in orbit. The device will be preloaded with male and female reproductive cells that are automatically conceived upon arrival in space.
Normal gravity will be created inside the incubator to avoid any potential problems with weightlessness in a zero gravity environment. The ship will be able to create adjustable gravity to simulate Earth, Moon or Mars environments.
The Incubator will then return to Earth after four days where the viability of the embryos will be verified. Actual pregnancies and births at this stage of the plan will take place on Earth.
3. Cradle of missions (2024)
This third stage is perhaps the most ambitious. During a mission of 24 to 36 hours, a pregnant woman will give birth to 250 miles on Earth with the help of a medical team. “It will be a small step for a baby, but a big step for humanity,” said Dr. Egbert Edelbroek, Director of Strategy and Innovation at SpaceLife Origins.
The mission itself will not only be exhausting, but the application process also seems to be quite intense: the candidate will be selected from a group of 25 participants to account for premature and late births and allow the greatest chances of success.
To apply, pregnant mothers must have already had two impeccable births, to reduce the risk for both the child and the mother, and for the mission in general. The selection process will start in the year 2022.
After the successful delivery of the first healthy child born in space, the sky will no longer be the limit, since the company intends to lead the way to produce the first generations of extraterrestrial human beings by the year 2032, “because life in Earth could be very difficult during the next century. ”