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Today in Heritage History, August 10, 2003, Expedition Flight 32 Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko becomes the first person to be married while in space, while his (new)spouse was on earth, in Texas. Following the ceremony the NASA Ground Control Crew allowed the couple 2 minutes of private communication time so the couple could consummate their vows via satellite phone sex. Flight 32 Crew prepared in advance to take special precautions by wearing protective eye gear fearing a risk of being blinded by Malenchenko’s post-ceremony activity in a zero gravity environment.

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