I’m sitting here watching an episode of “The Universe” on The History Channel and guess who pops up on the screen but novelist/poet/actress-turned-citizen-of-the-cosmos Vanna Bonta. She’s apparently working on a flight suit that will allow for easier sexual couplings in microgravity.
There’s a segment showing her and husband Allen Newcome testing their 2suit aboard Zero G’s parabolic aircraft. It seemed to work to some degree, but they don’t see to get down…or up….or whatever one calls it in microgravity. Or at least they don’t show anything. It’s definitely a PG-rated program.
This is a big step-up from the normal History Channel fare, which tends to focus on the vaguely dour prophesies of Nostradamus and the impending destruction of humanity….No, wait….Hold on a minute…Halfway into the program, they show a giant asteroid destroying the Earth. Apparently, this is why we need to perfect sex in space – because we’re all doomed if we stay here.
Dammit. They came close! They came so close! Just like Vanna and Allen.