Sometime in March 2014, an adult actress hopes to make one small step for porn and one giant step for pornkind.
Coco Brown, 34, who, using that name as well as “Honey Love,” has starred in porn epics like “Big Booty Bomb 2,” “Sugarwalls Slop Shots” and “It Don’t Matter, Just Don’t Bite 5” is now in the Netherlands training to become the first adult star and the second African America woman to take the journey into that final frontier.
Brown, who is based in Germany, said the opportunity to go where no porn star has gone before is being provided by SpaceXC, a private company in the Netherlands attempting to make private space travel viable by Spring of next year.
“I was at a luncheon in Berlin and I was specially invited and they were talking about going into space,” Brown told The Huffington Post during a recent interview at the Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas. “It’s that simple.”
Brown is paying $100,000 for the privilege of being one of the first private citizens into space and, for her money, she will go up about 62 miles above the Earth surface.
If she passes the training, that is.
“I have to do Zero G gravity training,” she explained. “That’s where an aircraft takes you up 30,000 feet and then drops like it’s going to have an air crash to about 15,000 feet. Then you have zero gravity. They do it at certain intervals and then levels off being dropped and then you feel different types of gravity.”
The way Brown explains it, there are three different types of gravity that astronauts in her situation could experience: Martian, Lunar or Zero G.
“She already did this training and did very well,” Van Pelt told HuffPost by email, adding that the company has no problems with a porn star being one of the first people on their spacecraft.
“We see no benefit, no loss,” Van Pelt explained. “It’s great to have people join us from all kinds of industry. We make space accessible for everyone.”
Before Brown gets the OK, she will have to complete training on a Desdemona Simulator, which can simulate G-forces up to 3Gs, and the Albatross Jet, an aircraft that engages in maneuvers that duplicate the climb, weightless phase and re-entry of space, only last 30 minutes.
Brown may be the first porn star to go into space, but she won’t be the first one to have Zero Gravity sex. That dubious honor belongs to Silvia Saint and Nick Lang, who, in 1999, did a 20-second zero gravity intercourse scene for a film called “The Uranus Experiment Part Two.”
The scene was accomplished by flying an airplane to an altitude of 11,000 feet and then doing a steep dive, according to Space.com.
Although Brown will be going much higher, she has no plans to use her flight to, uh, go boldly where no one has gone before by attempting any kind of sex 62 miles above the Earth.
“Trying to have sex in space is a little difficult, especially if you’re going to do Zero G,” she said. “You just really don’t that much control. People have to learn how working in no gravity functions before you do a porn there.”
That doesn’t mean she’s going to be all business entirely.
“We have gear that we have to wear, but I’ll see what I can do up there,” she told Creative Loafing. “Maybe I’ll pop my boob out and take a photo of it with the Earth in the background.”