Male asylum seekers entering Belgium will have to cede prints of their erectile penis. T he incident is deeply embarassing for all space agencies involved. While none aboard the International Space Station have claimed responsibility for the adult material, estimated to be thousands of video and picture files, there are off the record suspicions that Russian cosmonaut Vasily Ivanov may be behind the collection. Ivanov is known to be a great porn enthusiast. But while the computer bugs at the ISS may be gone, an awkward tension has now reportedly developed aboard the station. I agree that if it hampers operations on board, it becomes a problem, but sexuality remains an inherent part of our nature.
The arrival of an American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts at the International Space Station earlier this month heralded a new era in which people will learn to live and work in space for long periods. The next crew, due to arrive in February, will include an American woman. Nasa has always avoided the topic of sex in space, and Russia's explorations in this area have been cloaked in Cold War secrecy. But the agencies involved in the ISS have been forced to confront the issue after the publication in a specialist journal last week of an exhaustive study on the effects of isolation on astronauts. Professor Stephen Johnson, editor of Quest, a quarterly journal on the history of space flight, said one passage of the study dealt with how astronauts coped with sexual stress in space.
This is the first in a three-part series about sex and gender issues in space. Read about reproduction and sexism in space. Now that Earth has had a co-ed space station in orbit for over three decades, the obvious question must be raised once again: What goes on behind closed hatches? Have any of the astronauts ever taken things to the next level?
With long-term space travel moving ever closer to reality, would-be spacefarers may be wondering if they'll be able to join the 10, Mile High Club. This article is part of Turned On , our special report on the future of sex. It contains language and descriptions that may not be suited for younger readers. In the first episode of the space drama " The Expanse ," two characters are getting busy when the artificial gravity malfunctions. Elegantly, the pair floats up into the air, their cosmic coitus uninterrupted by the glitch, until the gravity slams back on and they collapse onto the bed below.
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Persian king Cambyses invaded Egypt in 525 BC, overthrowing Egyptian pharaoh Psamtek III and signalling the beginning of Persian rule for the next 193 years. This success, however, did not continue. In the years immediately following his conquest of Egypt, Cambyses mounted several disastrous offensives.
In one, he sent a mercenary army down the Nile into Kush (now Sudan) that was so undersupplied it had to turn to cannibalism to survive, and the soldiers returned in disgrace without even encountering the enemy. Herodotus recounts how the oracle predicted a tragic end for Cambyses, and so the ruler dispatched an army of 50,000 men from Thebes, supported by a vast train of pack animals carrying supplies and weapons.
Legend has it that after struggling through the Great Sand Sea, the men were engulfed by a fierce sandstorm, which buried the entire army. Perhaps one day the shifting sands will reveal the remnants of this ancient army.