British Student request to be first woman to give birth to new Colony on MarsMaggie Lieu, 24, has applied to applied to be part of the first human colony on the red planet through the £3.9billion Mars One Project. It aims to create a permanent settlement for our race on Mars and will start by sending 40 people in 2024 after 10 years of extensive training. She has been shortlisted to make the 140million one-way journey to Mars and she believes she could be the first woman to give birth on Mars. Miss Lieu said: “It would be incredible to be the Adam and Eve of another planet.  “Because it is a colonisation programme, it’s inevitable that eventually someone will procreate and it would be incredible to be the first mother on Mars.” She has made the 600-strong shortlist and will find out next month if she will be among the first group of people to make history and live on Mars. If successful the astrophysics PhD student at the University of Birmingham  will have to contend with temperatures as low as -62C and lethal radiation levels. Other pitfalls on Mars would include being in danger of suffocation, starvation and dehydration. Despite this Miss Lieu, who lives in Coventry in the West Midlands, still thinks it will be possible to become a parent on the red planet. She said: “Being the first mother on the planet would be an honour and privilege. “It’s inevitable that humans will have children on Mars and if I could be the first I would love it. “I’m sure it would be a challenge – nobody has done any research on giving birth in a low-gravity environment – but just being able to say that your baby was a Martian would be really funny. More