Sex In Space -Join The 250 Mile High Club
People have been having sex in space for a long time.
Between “Star Trek” and the movie “Passengers,” sex in space has been happening in science fiction for years. But — what about in REAL life?
NASA Says Space Shagging Will Be A Thing:
NASA categorically insists: no way, no how! They say “no humans have had sex in space.” That could change soon with the new influx of space tourism.
Private space firms like Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic are now offering regular people the chance to venture into space — for a hefty price because it is NOT cheap to have sex in space. Sounds like Las Vegas!
I joke but David Cullen, professor of Bioanalytical Technology at Cranfield University, is calling for fast research into sex in space, according to the Daily Mail. Cause you know this is gonna be a thing.
Has This Happened (On the Record):
In an article for The Conversation Cullen wrote, “My colleagues and I believe that space tourism companies haven’t adequately prepared for the consequences of people joining what we could call the “Kármán line club.” The ‘Kármán line is a boundary 62 miles above sea level that marks the beginning of space. OR, the “250 mile high club.”
No — NASA doesn’t explicitly ban sex in space, but astronaut code of conduct calls for “relationships of trust” and “professional standards” to be maintained at all times. That’s for the REAL astronauts. But, what about a honeymoon in space? Or anniversaries?
The space agency has banned any married couples from going into space together. But this is mostly due to group dynamics and not worrying about them having sex.
Despite all of this, Professor Cullen claims that sex in space will happen within the next decade (insert eyes wide open emoji here).
Microgravity Might Slow Your Swerve:
Since space travel is no longer just for real astronauts, the bigwigs are sure that in-space sex will probably happen within the next 10 years. But it won’t be easy.
The main issue is microgravity, which would make it tricky for the astronauts to *ahem* stay close. Also, blood circulation is affected and could make it difficult for a man to — well — get excited. Hello, SPACE VIAGRA!
Will there Be Space Babies:
Space tourism flights are expected to last days to weeks, so yes — reproduction could happen in space. And that could be dangerous. Even a day or two of the radiation up there could harm a fertilized egg and possibly cause issues.
Pre-spaceflight classes with space tourists about the risks of human conception in space and legal waivers would be important if human conception was to happen.
Knocking *Space* Boots:
Bottom line: Knocking space boots WILL happen, but it’s going to take a lot of work, and classes, and paperwork to join the 250 mile high club!