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NASA Finds Cocaine in Space Shuttle Hanger

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NASA has launched an investigation into a bag of cocaine that was found at the space agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida last Tuesday.

The cocaine was found in the space shuttle Discovery's hangar at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Discovered by a shuttle worker outside a bathroom, NASA has begun a full investigation and drug testing the 200 employees who have access to the restricted area.

"This is a rare and isolated incident, and I'm disappointed that it happened, but it should not detract from the outstanding work that is being done by a dedicated team on a daily basis," said Bob Cabana, a former astronaut and director of the Kennedy Space Center, in a statement. "We are conducting an investigation and working with center security and law enforcement officials to get to the bottom of it."

"NASA, as well as all of our contractors, has a zero-tolerance policy for illegal drug use," spokesman Allard Beutel told SPACE.com today. "This is being taken very seriously." NASA officials added that the consequences of such actions are severe.

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    lightsaber , January 15, 2010 5:04 PM
    gives new meaning to the term "Spaced Out"
  • 28 Hide
    lowguppy , January 15, 2010 5:05 PM
    They didn't call him "Buzz" Aldren for nothing?
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    djcoolmasterx , January 15, 2010 5:25 PM
    Cue lots of really bad jokes. Oh, too late.
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  • 30 Hide
    lightsaber , January 15, 2010 5:04 PM
    gives new meaning to the term "Spaced Out"
  • 28 Hide
    lowguppy , January 15, 2010 5:05 PM
    They didn't call him "Buzz" Aldren for nothing?
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    Computer_Lots , January 15, 2010 5:06 PM
    I wonder how much coke they have stashed in the space station?
  • 23 Hide
    sunflier , January 15, 2010 5:07 PM
    You sure its not moon dust??
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    bogcotton , January 15, 2010 5:09 PM
    Lol!

    I thought this was going to be a serious article, like a gang has been using a hangar to store millions of dollars worth of cocaine.

    Someone at NASA does coke.

    Woooow.
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    castle songbird , January 15, 2010 5:09 PM
    "....I do cocaine; CU CU YAAAAH!"
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    Anonymous , January 15, 2010 5:09 PM
    I wonder if the 0-gravity has an effect on ripping gaggers in space!

    DOOOING GAGGERZ!
  • 7 Hide
    Anonymous , January 15, 2010 5:11 PM
    Was it space coke?
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    sciggy , January 15, 2010 5:19 PM
    "We are conducting an investigation and working with center security and law enforcement officials to get to the bottom of it."

    Perhaps not the best choice of words here. Get to the bottom of the bag of cocaine.....
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    warezme , January 15, 2010 5:19 PM
    We are traffiking drugs to aliens! Universal PimPs.
  • 25 Hide
    djcoolmasterx , January 15, 2010 5:25 PM
    Cue lots of really bad jokes. Oh, too late.
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    Anonymous , January 15, 2010 5:40 PM
    I believe it was Nokia that said it developed a phone that runs on Coke, and maybe NASA tried to get a rocket to work on it too, except the phone runs on CocaCola...oops.
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    zak_mckraken , January 15, 2010 5:45 PM
    NASA : Nostrils And Straws Adapt
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    tommysch , January 15, 2010 5:48 PM
    ''NASA, as well as all of our contractors, has a zero-tolerance policy for illegal drug use''

    They better start Oxycodone, but its a long ride to L.A.
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    lamorpa , January 15, 2010 5:53 PM
    What kind of snow blower did you get us mixed up with?
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    drip50291 , January 15, 2010 5:55 PM
    well if the military gives soldiers coke pills it only makes sense that NASA workers should be speeding too if their goal is to fly so high.
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    tipmen , January 15, 2010 5:57 PM
    Maybe someone wanted to test how coke affects you in zero gravity.
  • 6 Hide
    phantomtrooper , January 15, 2010 6:02 PM
    Its not that the astronauts need the drugs to enjoy space...just to enhance it.
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    Parrdacc , January 15, 2010 6:05 PM
    "You alright to land this thing?"

    "Oh, sure man. The trick is to just move your hands as if you were sober."

    --Heavy Metal
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