British Woman Volunteers To Be The First Woman To Give Birth On Mars
The Red Planet is well on its way to beingconquered by Earthlings it seems. So far, only unmanned vehicles and equipment have been sent there but there is a definite plan on its way to colonize Mars by the year 2025.
Maggie Lieu, 24, is an astrophysics PhD candidate at the Birmingham University and as such she is greatly interested in exploring the potentials for human life on Mars. She is willing to do her part in it by becoming the first woman to give birth to a baby on the planet that was, as far as we know, always devoid of intelligent life.
Maggie is currently one of the 600 candidates that are officially being considered for the Mars One project for colonizing Mars. If she makes the final 40, she will be one of the first people sent to Mars. The plan is to make the colonizers able to survive in extremely harsh conditions and in order to do so, they will have to undergo years of extensive and intensive training, both physically and in terms of gaining new skills. Maggie and her peers will have to learn all about medicine, agriculture, mechanics, plumbing and other subjects important to human survival.
As for the childbirth, Maggie doesn’t see any problem with it. She believes that giving birth in conditions of low gravity and raising a child shouldn’t be that much different from doing the same on Earth. In fact, she thinks it would be fun – her baby would be the first ever Martian!
— Maggie Lieu (@Space_Mog) March 14, 2014
The first four colonizers are expected to be sent to Mars in 2024, which gives Maggy enough time to find and bond with her Martian baby’s father.