Sex in SPACE: Scientists call for urgent research on the consequences of joining the ‘Karman line club’ – as they claim intercourse will happen between space tourists within 10 years
By SHIVALI BEST
From Star Trek to Passengers, sex in space has been depicted in science fiction blockbusters for years.
And while NASA categorically insists that ‘no humans have had sex in space’, that could soon change with the proliferation of space tourism.
With this new era of spaceflight, David Cullen, Professor of Bioanalytical Technology at Cranfield University, is calling for urgent research into the consequences of sex in space.
‘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”,’ he wrote in an article for The Conversation.
The Kármán line is a boundary 62 miles above sea level that marks the beginning of space.