NASA officials at the Kennedy Space Center have discovered 4.2 grammes of a "white powdery substance" believed to be cocaine, Space.com reports. The suspect substance turned up on 7 March at an unspecified location on the Florida complex. A preliminary on-the-spot test by police "indicated a positive test for cocaine", according …
No shuttle no problem there's more than one way to get high...
Does that make it...
wait for it....space dust?
nah, the employees
just wanted to get spaced
Amazing what kind of substances these rocket chemical reactions are producing now.
Maybe they can grow me some greeny stuff!
The cartels are using shipment via the ISS rather than Mexico due to the problems with the drug wars there.
"preliminary on-the-spot test by police"
That'll be the old finger-dab then.
Kennedy is *huge*
I don't think 4.2g of *anything* goes very far, either for ground coverage or supplying the staff (All told I'd think it's not shy of 10000 people).
But this being a US *government* site I'd figure *all* the staff could be eligible for random drug tests.
Re: *All* staff shuold be eligible for drug tests...
Well... except that we never test executives, obviously. This is the US after all, not some communist country. ;)
Well over 10,000 workers at Kennedy Space Center
I'd be rather surprised if no drugs had ever been found there.
Fly me to the moon...
I'll drink to that
Second cash stream
Me thinks someone is looking to the future where they are no longer employed by NASA.
Or they need the cocaine because they are doing two jobs as NASA isn't filling positions they will be eliminating in the near future.
Now NASA has no shuttles, no flights, no goals and no budget ...
maybe it's a soon to be made redundant employee or contractor fighting off despondency. At least an under performing employee won't endanger crew lives.
Maybe the should send one of those crew-cut Drug Enforcement Types to the space station - just in case, you know.
R.I.P. Christa McAuliffe
You mentioned Christa McAuliffe - such a loss to her children and the school
Christa McAuliffe was selected as the primary candidate for the NASA Teacher in Space Project assigned as a 'liaison' for school children, and killed on 1986 January 28 on board the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
A tragic loss especially for her two children, Scott and Caroline, who were nine and six when Christa died.
NArcotic Snorting Astronauts!
So if all tests on ground crew came back negative, there's some guys about 200 miles up who they haven't yet checked. Guess some poor sod up in the ISS had one last snort before liftoff, and now they've nicked his stash.
on-the-spot test by police "indicated a positive test for cocaine" "
Cop with rolled up note, mirror and credit card...
Well it has to be...
..those pesky drug running illegal aliens!
Nasally Assisted Space Adventures
It's just toothpaste for the astronauts, honest.
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