NASA Finds Cocaine in Space Shuttle Hanger

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
    gives new meaning to the term "Spaced Out"
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  • lowguppy
    They didn't call him "Buzz" Aldren for nothing?
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  • djcoolmasterx
    Cue lots of really bad jokes. Oh, too late.
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  • lightsaber
    gives new meaning to the term "Spaced Out"
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  • lowguppy
    They didn't call him "Buzz" Aldren for nothing?
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  • Computer_Lots
    I wonder how much coke they have stashed in the space station?
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