This Woman Could Give Birth To The First Ever Martian Baby
It may sound like science fiction, but this woman could be the first woman to give birth to a child on Mars. Ever.
Maggie Lieu, Coventry, may be one of the first people to make the 140 million-mile, £4Billion, one-way trip to the Red Planet, if plans to colonise Mars get off the ground. Pun intended.
Mars One is a project planning to colonise Mars by sending four trained humans every two years, beginning is 2027. This involves training in all aspects of human life, like agriculture, engineering and medicine, and living 5 metres underground to avoid the hazardous radiation. She also faces temperatures of as low as -62 degrees Celsius, and dangers of suffocation, dehydration and starvation.Where can we sign up?!
She is, however, well qualified as she is currently studying astrophysics at Birmingham University.
Currently in the 600 strong shortlist, Maggie is hot favourite to make the final cut of only 40 people to start training next year. Out of 200,000 original applicants, she must be feeling pretty chuffed with herself right now.
“To start a colony we would have to have children on Mars, eventually it would happen” She said, going on to admit “It would be challenging, nobody has done any research on giving birth in a low-gravity environment.”
It’s quite clear to see that Miss Lieu has some serious balls to be so keen for this adventure.
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Photo Credit: Facebook/Maggie Lieu
H/T: The Gaurdian