Monday, October 24, 2005

The Boom Boom Room

This oddball out of this world link, is rated R. Mature content. Quite interesting none the less. As much as Hollywood romanticises space travel. Long term travel will require some cool customers.

'Out-of-this-world sex could jeopardise missions'

Sex and romantic entanglements among astronauts could derail missions to Mars and should therefore be studied by NASA, warns a top-level panel of US researchers.

NASA plans to return astronauts to the Moon by 2018 and later on to Mars. But a round-trip mission to the Red Planet would probably last at least 30 months and carry six to eight people. That would be a hotbed for intense crew relationships, says a report by the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

Palinkas says long-term space missions may be similar to extended periods in the isolated and confined environments of Antarctic research stations .......


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