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Sex In Space: Scientists Ponder Practicalities of Life Off Planet Earth Featured Science and Nature 

Sex In Space: Scientists Ponder Practicalities of Life Off Planet Earth

Earth (Sputnik) – Since the dawn of man, humans have looked to the stars and been filled with wonder and questions. What’s out there? How can we go there, and when? Does the cosmos hold the answers that we seek about life and meaning? Now, scientists are beginning to seriously consider a new question: mechanically speaking, how do you bone in space? As far as we can tell, no human has ever had sex outside of the confines of Earth’s gravity (unless some freaky stuff has been going on aboard the ISS). As a result, a lot of questions remain unanswered: what would sex Read More

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US Congress to NASA: ‘Send a Man to Mars in the 2030s’ Unaimed 

US Congress to NASA: ‘Send a Man to Mars in the 2030s’

(Sputnik) – The NASA Authorization Act of 2017 has passed through both houses of Congress, granting NASA its largest budget to date, and includes a clear mandate to get humans ‘near or on the surface of Mars in the 2030s.’ “It is the sense of Congress that expanding human presence beyond low-Earth orbit and advancing toward human missions to Mars in the 2030s requires early strategic planning and timely decisions to be made in the near-term on the necessary courses of action for commitments to achieve short-term and long-term goals and objectives,” the bill reads as it grants NASA a new budget of $19.5 billion. “A human exploration roadmap should begin with low-Earth Read More

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