Dumb startup has canceled dumb plan to have a baby born in space
What a shame.
Until recently, the award for Dumbest Startup To Ever Get Funded was all but a lock for Juicero. Silicon Valley was alight in its quest to create a dumber idea than a $400 juice squeezer to pitch to lifestyle gurus with more money than sense, but time and time again, it failed.
But then, God bless him, Kees Mulder founded SpaceLife Origin. His plan? Be the first company in the world to deliver a baby in space. Why? What do you mean, why? What’re you, a cop?
The project was announced back in October with an ambitious 2020 launch date in mind. Its plan was to charge between $30,000 and $125,000 per test tube and offer customers “real-time tracking and footage from cameras on board” to watch their alien baby take shape. It was the single greatest idea ever ever.
Sadly, Keers revealed this morning that he would be putting a permanent halt on the startup meant to launch a baby into space or whatever
— SpaceLife Origin (@SpacelifeOrigin) June 28, 2019
In a statement released on Spacelifeorigin.com, Kuss cited serious “ethical, safety and medical concerns” associated with launching an embryo into space within the next year.
The development and execution timeframe as well as a feasible business model for Missions Lotus & Cradle are – in my opinion – not realistic in the foreseeable future.
Adequate long term funding would be – again in my opinion – challenging to obtain given all these insights and moreover risky for investors due to the unproven and uncertain ROI plan/projections.
In short: “Better safe than sorry” so I need to distance myself from these missions.
In the words of our fearless leader Kevin, “you coward.”
Keers stated his plans to announce his next space-related startup venture in Q3-2019, but honestly, who gives a shit. The last thing this world needs is a poor man’s Elon Musk who quits on his underwater submarine cars before they even reach the assembly line.
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