In Houston, NASA officials have revealed that they will be sending "Comfort Girls" along with future longtime flights to the Space Station or to the surface of the moon.
"It was getting ridiculous out there", stated former astronaut Ben Swisher. You'd be in there one moment with this blow-up doll and the next minute she had floated you into the cabin of another astronaut. Some nights there were three or four of us flying around and it's hard to really get into it with all that going on."
Another former NASA flier reported that it was also very hard to sleep with the "couples" floating around and that they had been fallen upon several times by naked co-workers.
"It's the same with the ladies", stated astronaut Anne Powell. "I don't recall any male blow-ups being with us, except the guy in charge who keep being awakened by the buzzing of a dildo. He kept getting out of bed and asking me if I had allowed a mosquito aboard."
The NASA comfort girls will remain anonymous, at least until one of them write a best-seller expose. But the pay scale is bringing in a lot of applications from New York City, Reno and Las Vegas.
One adviser told NASA that it would be better to hire the Vegas girls as they could sign an agreement like they have about "what happens in Las Vegas, stays in Las Vegas" to avoid future embarrassments.