... if you introduce yourself with "Hi, it's me... Poindexter! ":
- "No space for sex in space, says shuttle commander Alan Poindexter", AFP (28 June 2010)
- THERE is no room for romance on board the cozy confines of the International Space Station, a NASA space shuttle commander said when asked what would happen if astronauts had sex in space.
- "We are a group of professionals," said Space Shuttle Discovery commander Alan Poindexter during a visit to Tokyo, after a reporter asked about the consequences if astronauts boldly went where probably no others have been.
- "We treat each other with respect and we have a great working relationship. Personal relationships are not... an issue," said a serious-faced Cdr Poindexter. "We don't have them and we won't."
- Cdr Poindexter and his six crew members, including the first Japanese mother in space Naoko Yamazaki, were in Tokyo to talk about their two-week resupply mission to the International Space Station.
- The April voyage broke new ground by putting four women in orbit for the first time, with three female crew members joining one woman already on the station.
- Sex in space may appear out of bounds, but astronauts have been known to succumb to earthly passions.
- In 2007 former NASA astronaut Lisa Marie Nowak allegedly wore adult diapers when driving hundreds of kilometres across the United States without bathroom breaks to confront a suspected rival in a romance with a fellow astronaut.