On a recent Atlantic Live panel, Assistant Professor Kris Lehnhardt, from George Washington University, described sex in space as a “real concern” and one that humans have not addressed to date.
But Lehnhardt says that there is something we are missing. He told the live audience: “Something we really don’t know about is human reproduction in space.” In the past, on shorter missions that only take a matter of months, this was not a concern for space agencies, but if we have aspirations for colonisation, research needs to happen.
Lehnhardt said: “If we’re talking about colonisation, there’s a key component to colonisation that makes it possible and that is having babies and this is something we have frankly never studied.
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