Astronauts Need to Start Having Sex in Space
Dr. Jason Kring, an assistant professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University who studies sex for NASA (yep, you read that right), recently told the Telegraph that astronauts on extended missions, such as those planned for the exploration of Mars, might do well to emulate the practices of old-school polar explorers and enter into exclusive sexual relationships with colleagues while in space. (Um, we don’t exactly remember any women being on those old polar expeditions, so we’ll assume Kring is talking about hot gay sex, which surely would’ve helped on those cold, cold nights.)
“[T]he bottom line is that, like hunger and thirst, sex is a basic biological motive,” Kring told the Telegraph. “The potential round-trip mission to Mars could take three years.”
Funny, Roger Moore and (former UH prof) Lois Chiles didn’t seem to have any of those problems in Moonraker.
– Keith Plocek