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Have we made a space baby?

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If a child has ever been conceived in space, it was definitely off the clock.

Asked by: Luigi Sebastiano, Worthing


No-one has ever had sex in space, much less got themselves pregnant, according to both NASA and the Russian Space Agency. Spacecraft are crowded and cramped, with virtually no privacy. Astronauts are regarded as on duty 24-hours a day and would be unlikely to risk their privileged flight status with this sort of unsanctioned behaviour.


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Luis trained as a zoologist, but now works as a science and technology educator. In his spare time he builds 3D-printed robots, in the hope that he will be spared when the revolution inevitably comes.


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