The main kink in off-Earth reproduction is the lack of a 1G gravitational field. We are constantly effected by it, from birth to death, so growth, reproduction, and birth could turn out…well…kinda weird in 0G.
“Studies conducted on reproduction of mammals in microgravity include experiments with rats. Although the fetus developed properly, the rats that developed in microgravity lacked the ability to right themselves.Another study examined mouse embryo fertilization in microgravity. Although both groups resulted in healthy mice, the authors noted that the growth rate was slower for the embryos fertilized in microgravity than for those in normal gravity.“
Apparently in 1989 a NASA document was given to a Usenet newsgroup claiming these astronauts when to space to figure out which sex positions worked best in 0G. BUT it was a hoax. Dammit NASA I NEED TO KNOW, that kinda info would totally rearrange the order of the greatest zero gravity sex scenes.
“This fictional document was rediscovered and widely publicized by astronomer and scientific writer Pierre Kohler, who used it as a major source about sex experiments in space in his 2000 book, The Final Mission. Kohler conceded in his book that astronauts are mute on the subject of human sex in orbit, even if they have conducted reproduction research on South African frogs and Japanese fish.“
Ok so I always thought that the History Channel lately has sucked balls, but when did this episode of the Universe air?!
Let’s see the greatest zero gravity fight scenes already. I’d like to know how the fuck they pulled off that inception scene. OH WAIT