NASA Says No Sex in Space

June 30, 2010

In a blow to mankind’s propensity to explore the unknown, NASA has but the kibosh on astronauts getting hot and heavy in space.

If you ever dreamed of being an astronaut solely so you could have the opportunity to join the highest mile high club in the world, well, you better rethink your dream. NASA has given a big "no" to astronauts having sexual intercourse on the International Space Station. The question of sexual relations in space was brought up with NASA after three more women joined the station. This now brings the total number of women on the Space Station to four, which is the most number of women ever to live on the Space Station at one time. It also increases the odds for the male astronauts...if you know what I mean.

A reporter raised the issue with Space Shuttle Discovery commander Alan Poindexter, who responded, “We are a group of professionals. Personal relationships are not ... an issue. We treat each other with respect and we have a great working relationship.” When asked what the consequence of an intergalactic hook-up would, he flatly replied it was not an option.

It’s interesting to think that presumably no one has ever had sex in space and that there is still a chance for someone to go where no man has gone before.

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