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  1. 29 Jun '10 01:20
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/7858388/International-Space-Station-sex-ban.html

    Commanders do not allow sexual intercourse on the International Space Station, it has been disclosed.

    Published: 9:52AM BST 28 Jun 2010

    22 Comments

    "We are a group of professionals," said Alan Poindexter, a NASA commander, during a visit to Tokyo, when asked about the consequences if astronauts boldly went where no others have been.

    "We treat each other with respect and we have a great working relationship. Personal relationships are not ... an issue," said a serious-faced Mr Poindexter. "We don't have them and we won't."

    Mr Poindexter and his six crew members, including the first Japanese mother in space Naoko Yamazaki, were in Tokyo to talk about their two-week resupply mission to the International Space Station.

    The April voyage broke new ground by putting four women in orbit for the first time, with three female crew joining one woman already on the station.

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  2. 29 Jun '10 01:21
    NASA should butt out of the astronauts' personal lives.
  3. 29 Jun '10 01:21
    or better yet, sponsor on-orbit research into the topic rather than banning it.
  4. Standard member randolph
    the walrus
    29 Jun '10 01:49
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    NASA should butt out of the astronauts' personal lives.
    It isn't their personal lives. They're at work.
  5. 29 Jun '10 02:07
    not 24-7! they need their free time!
  6. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    29 Jun '10 08:24
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    not 24-7! they need their free time!
    yeah but an emission of semen that escaped full containment would in all probability have the potential to play havoc with the electronics in zero to low gravity....... Hey NASA had to design a 2million buck pen because of the fear of graphite floating off pencil nibs affecting electronics.....what do you reckon?...... they can hardly cope with pencil lead.......now you want to fill the air with blood sex sugar and magick?.......
  7. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    29 Jun '10 08:27
    I take my spouse to zero gravity, and back, several times a week.
  8. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    29 Jun '10 08:54 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by FMF
    I take my spouse to zero gravity, and back, several times a week.
    apparently sustained blood loss from the frontal lobes effectively mimics zerograv. That and lying on a slight incline where your head is 6 deg below your feet.....i'm not sure if that's covered in the kama sutra, but it would explain it........
  9. 30 Jun '10 00:18
    Originally posted by kmax87
    yeah but an emission of semen that escaped full containment would in all probability have the potential to play havoc with the electronics in zero to low gravity....... Hey NASA had to design a 2million buck pen because of the fear of graphite floating off pencil nibs affecting electronics.....what do you reckon?...... they can hardly cope with pencil lead.......now you want to fill the air with blood sex sugar and magick?.......
    even the pre-teens these days know better than to count on withdrawal, at least in our school district.
  10. 30 Jun '10 00:18
    Originally posted by FMF
    I take my spouse to zero gravity, and back, several times a week.
    how can we tell if this is the Mr or the Mrs talking?
  11. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    30 Jun '10 03:02
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    how can we tell if this is the Mr or the Mrs talking?
    Perhaps it's gay!
  12. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    30 Jun '10 03:03
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    even the pre-teens these days know better than to count on withdrawal, at least in our school district.
    There are plenty of idiots out there, trust me.
  13. 30 Jun '10 03:08
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Perhaps it's gay!
    (pictures a dark hut in which the group entity known as "FMF" passes around the keyboard, monitor, spoon, cup, plate, and various organs as the various subunits' needs for them rise to the thresholds needed to express the need.)
  14. 30 Jun '10 03:09
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    There are plenty of idiots out there, trust me.
    yeah, perhaps i should've said "have been instructed in".
  15. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    30 Jun '10 03:19
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    (pictures a dark hut in which the group entity known as "FMF" passes around the keyboard, monitor, spoon, cup, plate, and various organs as the various subunits' needs for them rise to the thresholds needed to express the need.)
    You have an almost brilliant image there but I can't quite picture it yet. It reminds me of those three witches with one eye and one tooth between them...or the boss of Fallout, a flesh and electronics mutant thing.