NASA’s proposed Mars voyage forgets lesbians and bi women exist
Nasa apparently floated sending an all-female crew to Mars – and people have pointed out the slight sapphic issue with that plan.
Helen Sharman, the first British astronaut to go to space, made the revelation during at an event during the New Scientist Live festival in London.
Sharman, who was part of private British space programme Project Juno, said the report highlighted concerns about male and female astronauts having sex during the 18-month trip to Mars.
Because of this, Nasa allegedly said that all-female crews would be best because women work better as a team.
Nasa proposed this idea because women were less likely to compete to be leader of the group, the report said, according to the Mail Online.
She suggested that there had been an official Nasa study looking at “impure thoughts” astronauts may experience during a mission to Mars.
Sharman added: “I did hear some years ago that there was a report.
“Nasa has never released it, but it was done to see exactly the kind of crew makeup was necessary for the reason we have already alluded to,” she explained.
“It found that the crew should be the same gender: all men or all women.”
Of course, this assumes that the entire crew would be completely straight.
This is obviously absurd – especially when the first American woman to go to space, Sally Ride, was a lesbian.
Ride, who was 32 when she travelled to the great endless expanse in 1983, was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and earlier this year, was included in LEGO’s Women of NASA set.
Some expressed their disappointment at Nasa not realising this obvious flaw in its logic.
But others…weren’t massively upset with the idea of lesbians colonising Mars, and wondered if it might just possibly be a conspiracy.
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When an all-female group of top scientists began a space experiment in 2015, they had to deal with awful questions.
The six Russian women were compared to housewives, and asked questions like: “How will you deal with being without makeup for eight days?”
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