After humanity's 50 year long space exploration, is sex in space the next "Giant Leap"?
By: Ringo Bones
Officially, NASA neither confirms nor denies that their tenured astronauts ever had sex in space at the expense of American taxpayers. But with the advent of space tourism, will the very rich and adventurous pioneer to be the first members of the fabled 200-mile-high club?
Isaac Newton's Third law of Motion could make sex in the weightless conditions of space - or technically a spacecraft in Earth orbit - a somewhat "clumsy" affair, but famed science fiction writer Vanna Bonta - better known as the author of Flight had recently invented the Two Suit, an outfit with strategically placed Velcro attachments to make sex in the weightlessness of space a much more romantic and less clumsy affair.
Recently tested on G Force One - a plane capable of simulating weightlessness 30 seconds at a time by performing a series of parabolic dives to neutralize the pull of Earth's gravity. Vanna Bonta's Two Suit managed to make sex in weightless near-space conditions a less clumsy affair, although couples need to practice more often in order to master the skills of lovemaking in a weightless environment. In short, sex in space - like astronauts performing EVAs - is a not so easily acquired skill.
But to really make sex in the weightless conditions of space, a much more romantic contrivance is needed - like the construction of a "Snuggle Room". Snuggle Rooms are proposed special rooms or sections likely to be attached in space tourism firm operated space vehicles and space stations. It consists of a cozy padded room with a large enough window to provide a panoramic view of the cosmos or more likely our planet seen from 250 miles up.