About spaceborn united


SpaceBorn United researches and enables different stages of human reproduction in space, enabling independent human settlements beyond Earth.

Humanity has entered an era of space tourism, deep space exploration and near future human settlements on the Moon, in Earth orbit and on Mars. This journey fulfills the natural human desire to explore new habitats, safeguards the human species from threats and advances the development of the human potential in space and on Earth.

Researching and enabling stages of procreation in space improves our understanding of reproductive biology and provides opportunities to improve assisted reproductive treatments on Earth.

Image of person looking at beautiful Northern light


Enabling our children to explore new worlds

Nature has always inspired people to explore new worlds. In these journeys, innovation brought huge benefits to humanity. Exploration fuels our curiosity and need for adventure. It satisfies our desire to learn about other ecosystems and improves our ability to preserve them. Exploring helps us discover our resilience and ability to adapt to new environments. It keeps pushing the boundaries of our imagination and inspires others to chase big dreams, expanding the human comfort zone.

SpaceX Render of Mars colony, viewed from above


We owe it to our future

SpaceBorn United wants all children and future generations to have a bright future. Life on Earth though, is facing significant challenges in the coming decades and beyond. Risks like global warming, more frequent pandemics and diminishing biodiversity may result in growing regions becoming much less habitable. Another reason for us to support the efforts by NASA, ESA and most other agencies to prepare permanent human settlements beyond Earth (by enabling human reproduction in space).

Render of the re-entry through the earth’s atmosphere by the Mission Artis re-entry module


Enriching human life in space and on Earth

SpaceBorn United wants to advance opportunities for life to flourish on and beyond Earth. Working towards human settlements beyond Earth provides these opportunities and fosters new scientific knowledge. It enriches and accelerates much needed space life science progress and provides new insights in reproductive biology and implications of partial gravity effects. Additional opportunities emerge from living beyond Earth, where environments differ in gravity, atmosphere or radiation. There, adaptations emerge that can unlock all kinds of hidden potential. Not just human potential, but also hidden potential for the many other species that we bring with us, enriching life’s biodiversity.

To have a future that is exciting
and inspiring we need to become
a spacefaring civilization, which willsignificantly increase the richnessand scope of the human experience
Elon Musk
Render by SpaceX of a Mars Colony and Starship spacecraft

Our Team

Dr. Egbert Edelbroek
CEO & Founder
Dr. Sheela Ali
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Angelo Vermeulen
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Marta Ferraz
Chief Research Officer
Prof. David Cullen
Space Biotechnology
Prof. Warren Burggren
Embryology Research Strategy
Marina Fontoura
ARTIS Researcher
Robert Carrasquillo MD
Male Fertility & IVF Advisor
Dr. Rafael Elias Marques
Biologist, Space Reproduction
Sumbal Mushtaq MD
Physician / Obstetrics
Prof. Dr. Gerrit-Jan Zwenne
Legal Expert / IP Lawyer
Arno den Toom
Gravitational Biologist
Seerat Maqsood
Space IVF Researcher
Ir. Adri Kraa
Health & Business Innovation
Dr. Steve Behram
OBGYN in Space Expert
Francesca Lee-Rizzi
Bioastronautics Researcher

Advisory Board

Prof. Carmen Messerlian
FemTech & Space Entrepreneur
Prof. Christopher Mason
Genetics, Spaceflight & Ethics
Dr. Hilde Stenuit
Astro- & Solar-Physics Expert
Prof. Peter-Paul Verbeek
Ethics in Technology
Junaid Mian RPh
Space Tech Investor / Advisor
Rick Tumlinson
Space Business Strategy
Dr. Alexander Layendecker
Director of ASRI
Inara Tabir
Strategic Partnerships
Dr. Aqeel Shamsul
Implementation Partner

Research & Industry Partners