The earth moved...far, far below?

Recently, Russia celebrated the anniversary of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's orbit of the earth fifty years ago, no doubt with a lot of booze and an enormous sense of national pride. One thing that the former Soviet Union clearly doesn't want marring its reputation as winner of the 'space race' against America in the Sixties, is the possibility that since that time, other cosmonauts might have experimented with some hanky-panky several thousand feet above the earth.

In what is a strong denial of any such situation having possibly occurred, Valery Bogomolov, deputy director of Moscow-based Institute of Biomedical Problems, points to a complete lack of evidence to support any rumours that space-farers got weightless and frisky whilst exploring the final frontier, My Fox reports.

'Rumors have persisted for years of secret Russian and American programs to test the effects of weightlessness on sex, but these were always strongly denied by both sides.'

''As for American space exploration, well, I just don't have the information to categorically deny that,' said Bogomolov. 'There are just anecdotal rumors, which are not worth trusting.''

Thinking about the relative size of a space shuttle, it might not have been possible to have had sex in space without the entire crew knowing what you were doing. Unless it was an 'all on-board' type of affair. In which case, what happens above the Ozone, stays above the Ozone.

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