Living and surviving in outer space is no easy feat. Raising a healthy baby is also extremely difficult. However, combining these two challenges is fundamental for humans to eventually live and expand our species in space. Distinguished professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Chris Impey, estimates that the first human to be born in space will be around the year 2040.  Though this type of human experiment isn’t on NASA’s main to-do list, it is something to consider for the future of human spaceflight.

Nevertheless, there is still much to learn about how the human body, not to mention a baby, will develop in long duration space missions. Click below to learn more and to explore the experiments that have taken place!

Beyond: Our Future in Space (Overview)

When will the First Baby be Born in Space?

Space Pregnancy Leads to Hard Labor

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