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Thread: Report: Astronauts Drank Before Launch

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    Report: Astronauts Drank Before Launch

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - At least twice, astronauts were allowed to fly after flight surgeons and other astronauts warned they were so drunk they posed a flight-safety risk, an aviation weekly reported Thursday, citing a special panel studying astronaut health.
    The independent panel also found "heavy use of alcohol" before launch that was within the standard 12-hour "bottle-to-throttle" rule, according to Aviation Week & Space Technology, which reported the finding on its Web site.
    A NASA official confirmed that the health report contains claims of alcohol use by astronauts before launch, but said the information is based on anonymous interviews and is unsubstantiated. The official didn't want to be named because NASA plans a news conference Friday to discuss the panel's findings. The panel was created following the arrest in February of former space shuttle flier Lisa Nowak, who was implicated in a love triangle.



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    now if this was about the Mercury Astronauts I wouldn't be surprised... this does.
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    I just read this article too
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19979164/?GT1=10150

    That is crazy, alot of money to be responsible for and be hammered.
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    Bad day for NASA

    an employee for a NASA subcontractor had cut the wires in a computer that was about to be loaded into the shuttle Endeavour for launch.

    The subcontractor, which he wouldn't name, contacted NASA 1 1/2 weeks ago, as soon as it learned that another computer had been damaged deliberately, Gerstenmaier said. Had the contractor not discovered the problem, NASA would have uncovered it by testing the computer before launch, Gerstenmaier said. Safety was not an issue, he added.
    He refused to speculate on the worker's motive. He also wouldn't say where the sabotage occurred. He said it did not happen in Florida and had nothing to do with an ongoing strike at the Kennedy Space Center by a machinists' union. NASA hopes to fix the computer in time for launch next month. It's intended to be installed inside the space station to collect data from strain gauges on a major outside beam.


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    Well, if i was sitting on top of that much explosive gas, i'd have a nice big drink or two or three...speaking of explosive gas, I had El Pollo Loco today and am feeling quite flatulent...
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    What's the big deal? I drink before lunch all the time.
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    "The blast-off? I have a blast before I take off. Otherwise, I wouldn't go near that thing."
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    Quote Originally Posted by jason8er View Post
    "The blast-off? I have a blast before I take off. Otherwise, I wouldn't go near that thing."
    - Jose Jimenez

    "specimen!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul 13 View Post
    "specimen!"
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