IT’S A GIRL Maria’s been doing regular ultrasounds of Samantha’s growing offspring, more than usual for what is so far an uneventful pregnancy. This is, of course, due to the unusual nature of this being humanity’s first space gestation. All the readings are in the normal range so far, so the big suspense has been the gender reveal. Maria has been looking closely at the images for a month now without seeing a sign of a penis, but she’s held off making a final determination. Now, she’s ready to conclude that Samantha and Dave have a baby girl on the way. Back on Earth oddsmakers began paying off on the news, although some are holding out until the actual birth. Governor Argus issued a statement expressing delight at the prospect of a granddaughter. Samantha, true to form, kept up her usual duties as mission commander. She’s nothing if not focused. Now she needs to pick a name.