What Happens When the First Baby Is Born on the Moon?

A lunar delivery would be dangerous — and costly

Mike Pearl
OneZero
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10 min readSep 10, 2019

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In his new book The Day It Finally Happens, journalist Mike Pearl imagines future scenarios that seem absurd now, but will one day be a (complicated) reality. Here’s what might happen the day a baby is born on the moon.

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Mike Pearl
OneZero
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Writer on the hypothetical question beat. Covering climate, war, and the future at VICE. Outbursts and opinions here. Plz never @ me mike.pearl@vice.com