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Before man can realize the dream of reproduction in space, a few tests must take place. We must probe the physiological, psychological and cultural challenges of sex in space. From conception to birth, look at how the environments of space exploration may effect copulation, conception and human tissue development, as well as the issues which may arise around sex may impact the emotional lives of astronauts. We'll cut through the rumors of whether sex has already been tried in space and look at how the burgeoning space tourism business may soon lead to a boom in space sex.


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x4
Airdate: Tuesday December 02nd, 2008

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)


  • Currently 4/10
4/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Michio KakuMichio Kaku
As Himself
Recurring
Vanna BontaVanna Bonta
As Herself

Recap

As man moves to colonize the cosmos, the realities of sexual relationships and reproduction need to be addressed. Explore the physiological, psychological and cultural challenges of sex in space. From the sex act through birth, look at how the extreme environments of space exploration might effect copulation, conception and developing human tissues, as well as how issues around sex might impact the emotional lives of astronauts. Get to the bottom of the rumors to find out if space sex has already happened, and look at how the burgeoning space tourism and NASA goals toward the outer reaches of our solar system business may soon lead to a boom in space sex. ..

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Episode Quotes
Quote:
Michio Kaku: The number one enemy of sex in space is Isaac Newton`s Laws of Motion. The Third Law of Motion : for every action there`s an equal and opposite reaction. If you push against something, it pushes against you.

Quote:
Michio Kaku: The future of the human race itself may eventually depend on one question: can we have sex in space?

Vanna Bonta: To paraphrase the great poet Dante: the heavens swirl above us and our eyes are still cast to the ground.

Quote:
John Spencer: The whole part of exploring is you`re not only exploring locations, it`s an exploration of ourselves, a perspective of ourselves. and part of that is intimacy, love-making, relationships.

Quote:
Vanna Bonta: We are progeny of not just the Earth, but of the cosmos. And, as its progeny, it is our duty to use the best of our ability and continue that.


Quote:
Narrator: Vanna's 2suit is one small step for humankind colonizing the universe.



Cultural References
Referenced Virgin Galactic, Burt Rutan, Richard Branson, and SpaceShipTwo, the first manned commercial spaceship taking people into space.

Narrator: "Vanna Bonta is an actress, award winning-poet and author of Flight: a quantum fiction novel..."
Visual: Book cover (character, Aira Flight), the pop novel by Vanna Bonta

Prototyped and tested the first 2Suit in weightlessness (zero gravity).

Visual: The first expectant mother on a futuristic space station is depicted relaxing in a 2suit, reading Flight by Vanna Bonta.








Warning: The Universe: Ancient Mysteries Solved season 3 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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