Culture: October 2006 Archives

Sex in Space: bizarre reactions, Laura S. Woodmansee, SpaceRef

"I am amazed how many people in the United States are so intimidated by the word "sex" and are unwilling to discuss its consequences. My latest book, Sex in Space, tackles both the fun and serious sides of this currently neglected topic. ... Yet I have encountered all sorts of bizarre problems when bringing up the topic of sex in space. Apparently, some people just don't understand that the book is intended to spark the public's interest in space exploration, settlement, and tourism. To illustrate my case, here are some examples."

- Puritans at JPL Ban Sex in Space Book, earlier post
- NASA On-Orbit Pregnancy Test procedures

NASA Strategic Management Council Meeting Minutes and Actions
Date: 16 May 2006 Time: 8:00 a.m. 4:55 p.m. (PDT) Location: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Building 167 conference room

Second Item of Business: Agency Strategy Discussion. Griffin opened the floor for discussion:

- Communications: Horowitz raised the issue of too much reliance by Agency leaders on email communication and not enough face-to-face interaction. Members voiced several strategies for dealing with the huge volume of email. General discussion raised the following points:



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