UNITED STATES.- The various trips in the space have opened the possibility that, in the future, the first alien baby. While this may sound like something unexpected, it is a question that has begun to be haunted by various experts. And an astronomy professor at the University of Arizona Chris Impey has done the calculations to predict this event that would exceed fiction.
At present there are several missions such as Artemis of the POT that it would seek to establish settlements on the Moon. So will it be on the natural satellite where the first person outside the Earth can be conceived? In this sense, there is a good amount of speculation in this regard, especially in terms of the effects that a newborn person could have in an environment of these characteristics.
From the own procreation, pregnancy and gestation the cosmic radiations would impact on this. Therefore, all the factors could indicate a complicated and extremely dangerous task. For now it has only been experimented with animals and dates back to the year 1979 when a scientific team from Russia released male and female rats. The results were “negative”, because although the females ovulated, they did not conceive and two of them aborted.
The rules by the POT they are very strict about having sex in space. But the Impey article refers that the Dutch starup “SpaceLife Origin” has plans to send a pregnant woman 400 kilometers from Earth. Of course, the purpose is that she can give birth despite everything that medical ethics and the points mentioned above would drag.
Although this does not have an exact date, the reality is that Voyager Station is underway: the construction of a luxury hotel that is planned to be put into orbit in 2027. With space for 280 clients and 112 crew members, it could be the watershed in the matter. For this reason, the professor estimates that it would take about 20 years for the first “extraterrestrial” human to occur, something that seems distant, but that the expert believes will happen sooner or later.