NASA still has not addressed the fundamental problem with long duration space missions
And the result is sitting in the Orange County Florida Jail. NASA has continually refused to address the issue of the sexual dynamics of being on long duration missions with a mixed gender crew, preferring instead to ignore the elephant in the room. Men and women, when living in such close proximity cannot resist emotional entanglement. Mrs. Nowak, a married mother of three was emotionally involved with another astronaut named Bill Oefelein whom she had trained with. When Oefelein began seeing an Air Force Captain by the name of Colleen Shipman, Nowak felt the need to attempt to abduct and assault her.
It is time for NASA to stop burying it's head in the sand and realize that astronauts are people first and foremost and people have urges. Those urges are going to be directed at other crew members because on long duration missions, they won't have any other outlet available. That will give rise to jealousy, lust, anger, and all the other emotions that could doom a long duration mission. There will also be the small issue of birth control. Pregnancy in space is no laughing matter. The radiation dose alone would most likely lead to severe birth defects. Not to mention the danger of giving birth far from any hospital with things like incubators, ventilators, anesthesia, whole blood, etc.
Sex in space will happen, if it has not already. NASA needs to stop being prudes about it and recognize that it will be a fact of life. And instead start focusing on the impact on crew dynamics. Perhaps married couples should be chosen for long duration flights, or singles that are sexually and emotionally compatible, not just to work together but as a married couple.