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SEATTLE – March 31, 2017 – Tomorrow, Amazon Publishing will make history and announce plans to launch an author into space. This marks the first publishing house to ever send an author on a mission to outer space. World-renowned psychologist and sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer, 88, will suit up to complete research for her new book, The Big O in Zero G, to be published in 2018. The book intends to solve the challenges of intimacy in a weightless environment.


“There is shockingly little research on this subject!” said Dr. Ruth, author of Sex for Dummies, Sex After 50, and The Doctor Is In. “I’m thrilled to have the chance to help readers have out of this world sex.”


As to who will embark on this mission with Dr. Ruth, that will be determined (in the best interests of science) by a reality TV competition. Amazon is pleased to announce the unscripted series Space Station: What’s Done in the Dark, available on Amazon Prime Video in early 2018. In the series, astronauts will first engage in competitive intimacy-building exercises here on Earth. Then, the finalists will ascend to the space station with Dr. Ruth, where she will critique and score their maneuvers, while gathering material for her book.


“We could not be more proud to be part of this project with Dr. Ruth,” said Jeff Belle, VP of Amazon Publishing. “Nothing less than the fate of humankind hinges on this important enterprise.”


More details will be revealed over the next few months regarding Dr. Ruth’s upcoming space journey and documentary series, but in the meantime, Prime members can read The Doctor Is In for free in Prime Reading starting today. For more on Prime Reading visit


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