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NASA Finds Cocaine In Space Shuttle Hanger

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the doing-lines dept.


SpuriousLogic writes "NASA is trying to sniff out which employee brought a baggie of cocaine into the hangar that houses Space Shuttle Discovery at Kennedy Space Center in Florida this week. The space agency is preparing the shuttle for a launch to the International Space Station in March. Spaceport officials said an employee found the bag Thursday morning outside a bathroom in the restricted shuttle hangar, Orbiter Processing Facility No. 3. The employee notified security, which conducted tests confirming that a 'small amount' of cocaine remained in the bag."

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Florida (1)

dasmoo (1052358) | more than 4 years ago | (#30791126)

Well, good luck with that guys, I'm sure there's only one or two people in Florida with bags of cocaine.

Costs (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 4 years ago | (#30792506)

Maybe NASA are testing cheaper ways to take off?

Re:Costs (1)

GiveBenADollar (1722738) | more than 4 years ago | (#30793030)

Guess they were using a different kind of rocket fuel.

Was it being loaded onto the shuttle? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30795998)

Perhaps some enterprising employee figured if he could get a bag tucked away somewhere, let it go up and come back with the shuttle, and then retrieve it later... voila, space coke. Just wait to see who the guy is bashing through the side of the hangar Mr. Kool-Aid style after the shuttle returns, and there's your man.

well (1)

Xeno man (1614779) | more than 4 years ago | (#30796456)

Not everyone can get higher than ever by being an astronaut. Everyone else needs to find another way.

Difficult in space (1)

heretic108 (454817) | more than 4 years ago | (#30796868)

One wonders how, without gravity, an astronaut would be able to chop and spread out a line on the mirror. Guess (s)he would just have to stick the rolled $100 bill into a tiny opening in the bag and snort, but that would be wasteful with unchopped coke.

Re:Difficult in space (1)

Tsaroth (101026) | more than 4 years ago | (#30799242)

Just chop it all up on Earth before launch, then do it in orbit. You wouldn't even need the mirror. Just have lines free-floating in the middle of the station!!!

And now that I've said this, | just know one of those people paying millions for a ride into space is going to try it.

Re:Difficult in space (1)

Chrisje (471362) | more than 4 years ago | (#30805256)

As a Dutchman I have to make a case for weed. It's far easier to handle in low gravity.

Re:Difficult in space (1)

woody.jesus (1665793) | more than 4 years ago | (#30813078)

It will be a great day for mankind when the first zero-G bong is tested. "That's one small puff for a man, one giant toke for mankind"

Re:Difficult in space (2, Funny)

mhajicek (1582795) | more than 4 years ago | (#30814660)

Cue obligatory Flying Dutchman comment.

Re:Difficult in space (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 4 years ago | (#30821110)

Single word solution for zero-g administering of coke: eyedrops.

Oh, is THAT why his name (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30813018)

is Buzz Aldrin.

Odd that (1)

edittard (805475) | more than 4 years ago | (#30818936)

This is particularly puzzling because that wasn't where they lost it.

The Red Bull stopped working (1)

gubers33 (1302099) | more than 4 years ago | (#30820542)

They needed to stay up some how... it just wasn't the most legal way.

Re:The Red Bull stopped working (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30822022)

Wings aren't that useful in space...

"Small Amount" (1)

batquux (323697) | more than 4 years ago | (#30821624)

How many football fields is that?

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