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This might seem a silly question but if we are going to head off into space and live in other environments then surely it is essential.   :o


 

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« Reply #1 on: 27/12/2010 17:22:23 »
I think the forces that move the sperm within the fallopian tubes are mostly chemical and gravity plays little part.
For procreation all that is required is that egg and sperm meet so I see no barrier.
 

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Is it possible to procreate in zero g, or on the moon?
« Reply #2 on: 27/12/2010 22:53:11 »
It is possible to procreate anywhere there is a will.
Well, I suspect so, at least:)

Ah, depending on age if I might add.

But there are strange effects on the body, at least without gravity. So I don't know what a longer stay on the moon would do? And maybe we are made for Earth, well we are in fact :) But I'm sure we have some guys here that know more about this.
 

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Is it possible to procreate in zero g, or on the moon?
« Reply #3 on: 27/12/2010 23:05:13 »
Speaking as an experienced cosmonot, I can assure you, it's not a problem.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 28/12/2010 03:47:57 »
Speaking as an experienced cosmonot, I can assure you, it's not a problem.
The new Ten-Mile-High Club???

Copulate and Procreate aren't the same!!!!

I thought there were studies of animal growth in space, but I don't see them.  I'd hope that an animal study would be tried before human studies.  There was a discussion earlier whether embryonic position may affect the development including vascular development in the brain.  But, I don't think there was any conclusive evidence presented either way.

It is likely that infant and toddler growth in a zero-G environment would significantly impact its ability to return to a normal 1-G environment, and to walk, especially if living from birth through adolescence in zero-G. 

A low-G environment like the moon might affect the ability to return to earth, or to travel to a higher gravity environment.  It may also affect early-onset osteoporosis.  But, people living on the moon would likely adapt to the environment.  Will they still be able to jump with "super-human abilities"?
 

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Is it possible to procreate in zero g, or on the moon?
« Reply #5 on: 28/12/2010 17:30:28 »
Reading up on the subject it does seem as though there are some difficulties involved in all stages of procreation. I think a solution would be to create a room/chamber that spins on the surface of the moon creating a 1g environment.

Although for a woman to spend 9 months in this area seems a little bit unfair!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 29/12/2010 00:20:55 »
Copulate and Procreate aren't the same!!!!


So, you're saying it's OK as long as it stops before the procreating bit then?
 

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« Reply #7 on: 29/12/2010 17:36:04 »
Interesting topic.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 08/01/2011 02:43:22 »
Apparently there might be issues with the reproductive system when in orbit.

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-sex-space-houston-problem.html
 

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« Reply #9 on: 08/01/2011 04:23:19 »
I am a little surprised that no one has really taken this seriously until recently.  I would be interested in more research results from Tash. 

How long were the rats in space for?
Another question would be, do the sperm and eggs deteriorate when Vitrification occurs in zero g?

In fact heads up new post coming up....

These issues need to be overcome if we are going to begin colonizing our solar system.
 

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