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Sex Banned Aboard International Space Station: NASA Commander

08/28/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2015

You can forget joining the 200-mile high club.

NASA commander Alan Poindexter told a reporter who asked about "the consequences if astronauts boldly went where probably no others have been" that sexual intercourse is not permitted aboard the International Space Station.

"We are professionals," Poindexter said.

"We treat each other with respect and we have a great working relationship. Personal relationships are not [...] an issue," he explained. "We don't have them and we won't."

The question about sexual relations in space came after an April mission that put a record four women in orbit--the most women in space ever. Three women aboard the Discovery joined another woman and four men aboard the International Space Station.

Take a tour inside the International Space Station via the video below. Even if NASA's policy were not in place, the close quarters could make intimacy difficult...


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