Commander Says No Sex in Space
The commander of the space shuttle Discovery said that sex is not part of the objectives of their space missions.
“We are a group of professionals,” commander Alan Poindexter informed a reporter. “We treat each other with respect and we have a great working relationship. Personal relationships are not … an issue. We don’t have them and we won’t.”
Poindexter made the comment while in Tokyo where he and his crew had a talk about their two-week resupply mission to the International Space Station.
Their mission was groundbreaking as it put four women into orbit at the same time. Three members of the team are women. The fourth one is a woman who is already at the International Space Station. Naoki Yamazaki, one of the women, is the first Japanese mother in space. She joined countryman Soichi Noguchi who was the one who was already in the space station.
Their voyage occurred last April.