Can the astronauts have children on Mars?
Mars One will advise the first settlement inhabitants not to attempt to have children because:
- In the first years, the Mars settlement is not a suitable place for children to live. The medical facilities will be limited and the group is too small.
- The human ability to conceive in reduced gravity is not known, neither is there enough research on whether a fetus can grow normally under these circumstances.
In order to establish a true settlement on Mars, Mars One recognises having children is vital. Therefore this will be an important point of research.
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