Should a volunteer try to conceive and go threw with the birth in outer space, for science?

Posted by: reece

  • Yes, we will learn so much.

  • No, it's unethical.

89% 8 votes
11% 1 votes
  • It's a volunteer. While I am not pleased with potentially killing the baby, even for science, it's preferable to abortion which is just irresponsibility. But if the baby is conceived in outer space, then the baby would have no chance at life if I did not pick "Yes". I do worry that the baby would be extremely weak on earth though, since the heart would only have to pump very softly to get blood around. There are reasons we picked incredibly physically strong people for the first space flights. But again, better the baby have a small chance of living than no chance at all.

  • If they volunteer, then why not?

  • If we want to eventually become the space fairing human empire that I hope we will become, we have to know these things.

  • Only if we try another mammal being born in space. If that goes fine without a miscarriage, we could try a human born in space.

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reece says2015-07-24T14:54:53.3192470-05:00
In the space station of course.
triangle.128k says2015-07-24T15:07:03.8081653-05:00
*through
Gogert777 says2015-07-24T18:18:47.8907772-05:00
I'm still wondering if the space station exists. I'm researching.
reece says2015-07-24T21:37:36.1438688-05:00
These are different results than i expected. 4 for knowledge and 1 for it being unethical.
triangle.128k says2015-07-24T22:41:37.3028345-05:00
Well I think they should try it with other mammals first, like maybe monkeys. If we can't get a proper monkey born in space without serious defects, we shouldn't try it with humans. Some scientists believe that conception can't even happen in space.
applestoapples says2015-08-01T19:02:16.3129292Z
It is a child

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