British Woman To Have The first Baby On Mars
Maggie Lieu, 24, has big plans for the future, and those plans are not here on Earth. She hopes to be selected to go to Mars to live and to do research there. Lieu would not mind the distinction of giving birth to the first baby on Mars. This British astrophysicists Ph.D. candidate at Birmingham University wants to join the select few chosen to go on this extraordinary enterprise. Ms. Lieu is competing with 600 other candidates to join the Mars One project. The project is scheduled to take off for Mars in 2018 in an unmanned vehicle, but the first humans are expected to arrive on Mars in 2024. Four humans will arrive on Mars every two years onward. Only 40 people will be chosen in total for the project.Although scientists are not strangers to Mars, this project is the first to colonize the red planet. Lieu says, “To start a colony we would have to have children on Mars, eventually it would happen,” she said. “It would be challenging, nobody has done any research on giving birth in a low-gravity environment. I think it would be a funny thing because the first child born on Mars would be the first Martian!”
For the next 10 years, Lieu has lots to study. In order for the first people to live successfully on Mars, Lieu must learn about agriculture, electronics, medicine and a host of other fields.
She will need to find the man who will partner with her to make this goal a reality. Ms. Lieu suggests those plans are in the future too.