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Show Of Hands December 15th, 2015 12:38pm

Do you think a human will be born somewhere other than Earth before 2050?

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OnTheFassbender North Fort Myers
12/18/15 5:12 am

I think you guys are being very short sighted. With our rapid loss of resources we are going to be looking to colonize somewhere else. We aren't on Mars to fill Nasa's photo album.

cowboy Doors of Perception
12/17/15 8:22 am

Do people not know about the Annunaki? Sad.

TheCameron UCF
12/16/15 4:02 pm

I'd be willing to bet against that for a fairly large amount.

Preox Earth
12/16/15 5:40 am

If NASA wasn't payed pennies on the dollar then maybe.

12/16/15 12:37 am

Maybe space...theoretically the moon...but that's it.

RedHale Texas
12/15/15 4:35 pm

By then space travel will most likely be a commercial thing, and I have no doubt someone will travel to space to have their baby just so they can be the first.

RPossTheBoss Top kek
12/15/15 4:32 pm

Being born somewhere (and being raised) which has gravity significantly different than that on earth, the infant would physically grow in an unnatural and dangerous way

EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
12/15/15 3:49 pm

As soon as private vehicles enter space and the method of travel isn't rocket...someone is bound to do it on purpose.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
12/15/15 2:57 pm

Seems unlikely, because you'd need a reason to want to do that. That is, you'd need to be trying to populate a permanent colony, where having the functional human a dozen or more years hence would be worth carrying the dead weight until then.

RedHale Texas
12/15/15 4:38 pm

Or you might just want to put your name in the record books as 'the first person to give birth somewhere other than earth'.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
12/15/15 11:58 am

I'm thinking it will be a bit farther in the future than 2050.

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
12/15/15 12:23 pm

Can't wait for the first human/alien sex tape

F1Dan Parked in your spot
12/15/15 1:15 pm

Sadly, that plan totally fell through and there is no space porn planned for near future.

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
12/15/15 1:58 pm

Not with that attitude

gonzoboy Arizona
12/15/15 2:27 pm

logic, it may not be a sex tape, but what you suggest happened in the movie "Species"! Clearly, there aren't any POV close-ups, but it's a start!😃

lovesquirt Hawkeyes
12/15/15 9:10 am

It may have already happened

SonofMetal Heavy Metal
12/15/15 8:57 am

If they are they would need to simulate our gravity and atmosphere perfectly even during the pregnancy. Our bodies develop accordingly to it. If you were in the womb in low gravity or atmosphere of space, you would either come out pretty messed up (bone density, muscle strength, ect.) or dead.

sokaties Ohio
12/15/15 8:32 am

35 years doesn't quite feel like enough to me. But then again, a lot can happen in 35 years. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. :)

12/15/15 10:12 am

True. 35 years ago there was practically no such thing as the personal computer.

bnnt Los Angeles
12/15/15 8:30 am

Maybe in 100 years.

12/15/15 7:46 am

I wouldn't be surprised if some celebrity paid for a trip to space just to give birth there.

tdaddy Kentucky
12/15/15 8:11 am

Let's see, well, Madonna is too old. And by 2050 she'll be in her early 90's. By then even Miley will be too old. Honestly I don't think the ideal candidate has been born yet.

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
12/15/15 7:34 am

I think a permanent Moon base is certainly possible before 2050. It's just a question of whether or not any woman will be permitted to give birth there.

Brandon2018 Stocks Are Overvalued
12/15/15 6:51 am

Maybe in space on the ISS, but not on another planet.

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
12/15/15 7:50 am

What about the Moon?

Brandon2018 Stocks Are Overvalued
12/15/15 8:03 am

In 35 years? No. But what do I know.

shygal47 Florida east coast
12/15/15 6:16 am

Will a baby girl born in 2025 give birth to a child in 2050? I suppose it's possible. I don't think it's likely, but it is possible. What about the child developing good musculature in a zero-gravity environment? and a myriad of other issues.

HBWitness Beloit, Wisconsin
12/15/15 6:07 am

If we funded NASA better

mc88 Cleveland OSU
12/15/15 5:54 am

Maybe if the US would actually help their space program

dralgo Ann Arbor, Michigan
12/15/15 5:51 am

Great poll. And I sure hope so.

Rotavele Alabama
12/15/15 5:46 am

Ok maybe I dreamed it, but I thought I remember seeing a headline about a baby born on the international space station?

Williambcd Florida
12/15/15 6:14 am

Nobody has been born in space, you probably dreamed it.

12/15/15 5:44 am

Surprised there isn't already. Humans have already had sex in space

sdbrev210 The Pursuit of Happiness
12/15/15 6:30 am

Self administered likely, intercourse not.

gonzoboy Arizona
12/15/15 7:36 am

-Neil DeGrasse Tyson says intercourse would be difficult, at best, and likely requiring the use of belts/straps to help keep the two subjects together;
-Harry Stine, a former Nasa technician, recalls in his book "Life in Space" how weightless sex was simulated - after hours - in a buoyancy tank used for astronaut training. 'It was possible but difficult,' he said, 'and was made easier when a third person assisted by holding one of the others in place.'
Sounds like it could get a bit kinky in zero gravity!😅

tdaddy Kentucky
12/15/15 8:23 am

So, humans have already had sex in place? Do you know if they were American or Russian or some other nationality? If they were American I bet NASA would require the couple to be married, otherwise they'd have to keep the project under wraps just to prevent future funding in this area from being diverted to other research in progress.

gonzoboy Arizona
12/15/15 8:47 am

-There has been one married couple, Mark C. Lee & N. Jan Davis who met at space training camp and were secretly wed just prior to their mission aboard Space Shuttle Endeavor (STS-47). NASA does NOT allow married couples, but were informed far too late to change the mission. They have NEVER spoken of any unsanctioned 'activity', while on mission;
-Per NASA Commander Alan Poindexter, sexual intercourse is NOT permitted aboard the ISS.

mikeyDe Marine Corps
12/15/15 9:21 am

I know... PornHub had already funded and lined up the plan to be the first porn company to shoot a video in space. They have the actors all picked out and everything. I'm not sure if it happened already or not.

12/15/15 9:31 am

Yep gonzoboy that was my reference. It's more than likely intercourse has occurred

12/15/15 9:33 am

Also Neil Degrasse Tyson doesn't know what he's taking about. He's never been to space

gonzoboy Arizona
12/15/15 9:39 am

Correct, Bert. When DeGrasse made this comment, he was basing it on the known physical dynamics and limitations in a weightless environment, as opposed to personal experimentation. Though I agree with you as to his experience, I find what he said to be both humorous, and sensible.

gonzoboy Arizona
12/15/15 9:47 am

mikey, I just checked your link and I just KNEW Branson had something to do with this! When I saw PornHub and Business Insider in the same link, there could only be one connection!😂
He already has plans to be the first wedding chapel in space!