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Cocaine Found At Kennedy Space Center

timothy posted more than 3 years ago | from the wrong-way-up dept.

NASA 276

An anonymous reader writes "For the second time in the last two years, a stash of cocaine has been found at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. 4.2 grams of the a powdery white substance were discovered on March 7, and field tests by law enforcement officials confirmed that it was indeed cocaine. A spokesperson was unable to provide additional details about where the substance was found, or how many employees and contractors are now being drug tested. An investigation into a similar discovery in January 2010 yields no results after all 200 NASA employees and contractors who had access to the area in which the cocaine was found tested negative for the drug."

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276 comments

Wouldn't doubt it... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35499442)

NASA's a good place to be flyin high.

But seriously, with their timelines... yeah, coke would help.

-@|

Re:Wouldn't doubt it... (1)

19thNervousBreakdown (768619) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499596)

I am hereby ruining all "field testing" jokes.

Re:Wouldn't doubt it... (1)

Mister Transistor (259842) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500078)

I guess that shit *really was* rocket fuel!

LOL field test (3, Funny)

Hojima (1228978) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500300)

*snort*. Yep, it's coke.

Explains.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35499444)

This explains a whole lot.

in other news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35499452)

found in congress nasa budget commities

Re:in other news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35499546)

Back in the 80s, Ted Kennedy was a notorious coke head. On a couple occasions, he gave senate speeches while his face had an obvious dusting of coke powder.

Zero hour, 9 AM (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35499454)

And I'm gonna be hiiiiiiiiighhh, as a kite by then.

First post (0, Troll)

f1vlad (1253784) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499458)

I guess shuttle transporter is very slow like turtle, maybe drivers need it :)

4.2 GRAMS??? SRSLY??? (1)

$RANDOMLUSER (804576) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499460)

Anybody else remember Richard Pryor and the "dollar and fifty cents worth of cocaine"?

Re:4.2 GRAMS??? SRSLY??? (1)

srodden (949473) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499562)

I doubt you'd be singing the same tune if it was 4.2g of Plutonium 239. The unexplained appearance in a restricted area of any illegal substance is a cause for concern.

Re:4.2 GRAMS??? SRSLY??? (2)

jasomill (186436) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500110)

I doubt you'd be singing the same tune if it was 4.2g of Plutonium 239. The unexplained appearance in a restricted area of any illegal substance is a cause for concern.

Only in a trivial sense. Reasonable security measures are at least somewhat threat-specific, and the Kennedy protocols most likely weren't implemented to curtail interplanetary narcotics trafficking. As for plutonium, I'd assume officials are more concerned with the substance leaving the premises than arriving.

To me, that these things are discovered "after the fact" is a good sign that things are working right, given that random "preventative" drugscreening tends to catch at least as many recreational pot smokers as employees with serious, untreated drug/alcohol problems, in spite of the fact that the latter group pose an inarguably greater threat to both safety and security. On the other hand, for many reasons, it is important and useful to know when and if any substance abuse actually played a role in a serious workplace accident, as opposed to whether it could, in theory, do so.

Regardless of one's moral views, it's difficult to argue with the fact that the "war on politically unpopular drugs" leads to serious resource misallocation, given that this viewpoint seems to be supported by virtually every study ever done, not to mention many if not most people working in state and local law enforcement.

Cheers,
Jason

Re:4.2 GRAMS??? SRSLY??? (1)

Ungrounded Lightning (62228) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500158)

... given that random "preventative" drugscreening tends to catch at least as many recreational pot smokers as employees with serious, untreated drug/alcohol problems ...

Not to mention completely clean people with false positives, people who recently ate buns with poppy-seed topping, people who have recently been treated for pain or had certain medical procedures, people whose samples were mixed up or contaminated in the lab, ...

Modern drug tests are WAY too sensitive and pretty much every process has SOME failure rate.

Re:4.2 GRAMS??? SRSLY??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35500358)

Unexplained != inexplicable. It also doesn't mean dangerous.

Somebody dropped it, and they almost certainly had it on them for personal consumption. While you might be concerned that having someone around using coke is dangerous, the powder itself is essentially harmless.

There is no reason for anyone to just casually carry plutonium 239, legal or otherwise, and it is a radically different type of controlled substance.

Re:4.2 GRAMS??? SRSLY??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35500394)

But it wasn't plutonium, so what is your point? They're not equivalent in the slightest way.

Re:4.2 GRAMS??? SRSLY??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35499570)

Yes but according to RIAA numbers it would be worth 2.5 trillions in 2011.

Re:4.2 GRAMS??? SRSLY??? (1)

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499734)

Street value of the cocaine - 4.2g * $40/g = $168. That amount of cocaine is a little too much for one person to use(though Stevie Ray Vaughan used 4g/day peak) or carry, unless they were a dealer.

That amount was most likely used as a communal coffee pot, but instead of cups everybody was getting bumps. Coke was synonymous with the '80's and early '90's, the good old days of Silicon Valley and the tech sector in general. Not all are willing to let go of those days.

Finally a joke: Maybe those astronauts did have the White Stuff, eh? Eh?

Re:4.2 GRAMS??? SRSLY??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35499844)

Just because I know some people that use and research everything that crosses my path I have to say that is a pretty big guess you are making. Sure most people wont use 4.2g in a day, but purchasing in quantity is cheaper so a lot of people buy like that so they have a week or 2 supply. As far as use, coke is still used a good amt these days from what I have seen and heard.

I have to wonder though if maybe it was part of a secret experiment to save on fuel costs, maybe tie a bunch of coked up birds to the shuttle and hope for the best lol.

Re:4.2 GRAMS??? SRSLY??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35500104)

That amount of cocaine is a little too much for one person to use(though Stevie Ray Vaughan used 4g/day peak) or carry, unless they were a dealer.

Dude,it's just over an eightball, Charlie Sheen does single rocks at 7 grams.
And back in the day I might head back for a refill after 4 grams, but I wasn't smoking it.

Re:4.2 GRAMS??? SRSLY??? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35500198)

4.2g could be construed as a very generous "eight ball," which is typically 3.5g. An eight ball is a pretty common amount to purchase. Maybe the owner is going to do all that themselves; that's totally feasible, especially if they only buy (say) once a week. That wouldn't even put them in the junkie category. Another option is that they just like to share it, so they get a little extra to spread around. Either way, the idea that one person would not be in possession of 4.2g of cocaine is pretty much just "cop think." It happens all the time, every day, in every city in America.

Re:4.2 GRAMS??? SRSLY??? (1)

Unkyjar (1148699) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500478)

One person can blow away 4.2 grams in an evening like it was nothing. Oh sure, you SAY you'll save some for the next day, but when the morning comes you've got a stuffy nose and no coke.

To the moon. (1)

SquirrelDeth (1972694) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499462)

Looks like someone was trying to fly to the moon.

Re:To the moon. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35499626)

Hahaha yesss get to the moon FASTER! =p

Bi-Winning (1)

macara (1813628) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499466)

Obviously means on Earth and in space.

Dare you not to read this in Shatner's voice (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35499472)

And I'm gonna be... HIGH... as a KITE by then.

TSA involvement (5, Funny)

Binky_the_Zakalwe (1986486) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499476)

This shows a clear need for TSA screenings of all astronauts prior boarding.

Re:TSA involvement (5, Funny)

tgrigsby (164308) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499544)

This shows a clear need for TSA screenings of all astronauts prior boarding.

"I have to take off my boots, too? OH COME ON, ARE YOU SERIOUS?!"

Re:TSA involvement (1)

Cwix (1671282) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499572)

+5 Funny

Re:TSA involvement (1)

Sulphur (1548251) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500068)

This shows a clear need for TSA screenings of all astronauts prior boarding.

"I have to take off my boots, too? OH COME ON, ARE YOU SERIOUS?!"

Obligatory WKRP payola reference: I've got a monkey on my foot.

mjh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35499478)

mjh

Impact on work performance? (1)

timeOday (582209) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499484)

I was under the impression there are a lot of high-functioning professionals secretly addicted to cocaine because it doesn't adversely affect your performance short-term like, say, alcohol does. True or false?

Re:Impact on work performance? (1)

TheOV (1640259) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499522)

Not that it really counts as fact, but Sherlock Holmes would always turn to cocaine when he needed a boost during particularly grueling cases.

Re:Impact on work performance? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35499588)

You realize Holmes is a fictional character, right?

Re:Impact on work performance? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35499630)

You realise that he said "Not that it really counts as fact", right?

Re:Impact on work performance? (1)

compro01 (777531) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499700)

Huh? He used cocaine when there was a lack of interesting cases.

Re:Impact on work performance? (1)

olderphart (787517) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499826)

Freud was a coke fiend. With his buddy Fleiss, the nose fetishist. Honest, I couldn't make this up.

Re:Impact on work performance? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35499524)

Nice try, narc.

Re:Impact on work performance? (4, Informative)

larry bagina (561269) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499612)

It really depends on the person. Somewhere between 10-25% of coke/meth users don't get addicted and use it to self-medicate their ADHD or similar problems.

If you look at the history, cocaine wasn't banned because it was dangerous (back in the day, most housewives were taking it via mystery medicines). It was banned because people were afraid coked up negroes would rape their white women. It still has medical uses and is occasionally prescribed today.

Re:Impact on work performance? (1)

mt2e (2017396) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499762)

my gf is a surgical tech and they use it every week, its very common, its used in liquid form

Re:Impact on work performance? (2)

markass530 (870112) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500214)

You got that kinda right. People START using it, because they self medicate. They are the most likely to get addicted, because the shit works. I'd say almost all day, to different levels (Full disclosure, I've had my fun with both, and have ADD)

Re:Impact on work performance? (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35500564)

Using cocaine to medicate ADHD? Isn't that like using gasoline to fight a house fire?

Re:Impact on work performance? (1)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499674)

Cocaine does have the virtue of being a stimulant, so it will make you more alert, and whatever stupid mistakes it may induce will be pretty similar to the ones all your coffee-and-sleep-deprivation coworkers will be committing.

I suspect that its lack of telltale smell is a fairly large factor, though: A fair few alcoholics will(outside of formal reflex tests, or high precision machinery operation) barely feel the first few drinks. Even a single shot of something with no added scent(ie. vodka, rather than a hoppy beer) will be easily noticeable in face to face contact or confined areas for a while. Nearly all the alcohol that your liver doesn't get ends up being exhaled as a very noticeable vapor.

Re:Impact on work performance? (0)

Stradenko (160417) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499732)

False. Alcohol doesn't adversely affect short-term performance.

Re:Impact on work performance? (1)

nebaz (453974) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499790)

It depends on how much alcohol and how short-term.

Re:Impact on work performance? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35500326)

As if they legitimately found any coke. It's just a ploy to do a random test on everyone again so a few prudes can bust the one guy they know who likes to blaze weed.

Welp. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35499492)

Cocaine's a hell of a drug.

Blame Congress (5, Funny)

SJHillman (1966756) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499502)

It's the only way they could get anywhere high on the budget Congress gave them

Re:Blame Congress (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35500082)

the sad thing is this will just hurt there budget more

Re:Blame Congress (1)

hawkingradiation (1526209) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500444)

Coopyright Afronaught

I was gonna go to the moon
Until I got high
I was gonna go up real soon
But then I got high
NASA is still messed up
And I know why
It's the congressmen
Who are the ones who are high
I was going to go to class
Before I got high
They could have cheated
And let the Ares plans pass
But I got high
Were letting the Chinese pass us
And I know why
Cause' I got high cause I got high
Cause' I got highigh
I sensible plan was taken apart
Before I got high
That The Republicans were not gonna support
But then I got high
The Chinese took our paychecks
And I know why
Cause' I got high cause I got highigh
I was gonna run for office
But then Obama got elected
He was gonna try to stop this mess
But I was high
Now we're an economic parapalegic
And I know why
Cause' I got high Cause' I got high
We were gonna beat the Russians too
But then I got high
I was gonna beat the Chinese too
But then I got high
Now I'm messing up and I know why
Cause' I got high Cause I got high
Obama's focused on protecting ip law
Because the country is high
I follow Joseph Biden
And I know why
Cause' I g1ot high Cause I got high
Now we're writing fake cheques
And I know why
Cause I got high Cause I got high
I'm gonna stop singing this song
And if I sell one copy
I'll be suprised
In fact it's the astronauts
Who won't fly
They won't get high
They aren't the one's on drugs
And they will never get highigh

Traffic (1)

ylt (1809598) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499510)

I bet the space station is the new way to traffic coke into the US!

Re:Traffic (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35499560)

Martian Coke baby...it's got a kick that will knock you out of this planetary orbit.

Re:Traffic (3, Funny)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499582)

Pepsi to retaliate on friday, news at 11.

Fly high... (1)

vvaduva (859950) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499536)

Fly high my friends...fly high...

Illegal Alien Problem (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35499550)

Must be brought in by illegal aliens!

PROOF they really are OUT THERE (1)

chronoss2010 (1825454) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499568)

haha now i know where i also left the bong and pound a hash...

4.2 grams? (5, Funny)

Weaselmancer (533834) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499632)

The actual amount was probably about 2 pounds. You know how bad NASA is at imperial to metric conversion.

I, for one... (4, Insightful)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499644)

I am utterly shocked that a facility with a large concentration of people exposed to deadline pressures might be found to contain an alertness-enhancing recreational alkaloid stronger than caffeine...

That goes double if the NASA employee population skews a little older: children raised during/after Prozac and Ritalin became mainstream would be somewhat more likely to be expected to use some mixture of Provigil and one of the common prescription amphetamines for a mood and alertness boost, while powder cocaine is a venerable classic.

Drug Trafficking (1)

spyder-implee (864295) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499658)

So now we are in the business of trafficking drugs over not only national borders but interplanetary borders too.

I can't help but feel.. (1)

nanospook (521118) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499664)

Someone is fscking with them..

hmmmm.... (1)

anglico (1232406) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499666)

I wonder if it has anything to do with the worker that fell the other day?

Re:hmmmm.... (1)

FatLittleMonkey (1341387) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500588)

Drugs, mysterious deaths. I'm thinking Outland [wikipedia.org] . Somebody check the airlocks!

No kidding (2)

Demonantis (1340557) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499672)

If you are testing them now and they have any common sense it is going to be long gone from their system. The only drug that has a chance of being found would be pot. The metabolites can stay in the body for a month. Never mind the fact that people try to thwart the test as best they can.

Hilarious Joke (2)

RobDollar (1137885) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499698)

Has anyone said "space dust" yet? There's a joke in that somewhere.

Easy answer: Charlie Sheen (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35499704)

It seems Charlie Sheen is winning at NASA as well. Man this guy is everywhere!

NASA officials relieved (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35499706)

After testing the substance was found to be powdered sugar laced with LSD. The NASA officials were relieved it wasn't Cocaine after all.

Re:NASA officials relieved (1)

mewshi_nya (1394329) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500480)

In other news, when faced with a strange glass vial of liquid originally thought to be some sort of explosive, NASA officials were relieved to discover it was actually the essence of pure flavor (plain water supersaturated with LSD).

Cokehead (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35499782)

Everyone knows who the cokehead is at work. You just have to be polite about it because he's your boss.

Occam's razor (5, Funny)

dFaust (546790) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499786)

Why is the assumption that the employees are themselves using cocaine? CLEARLY they're taking the coke to space. To sell to aliens. Sheesh.

Re:Occam's razor (1)

fragMasterFlash (989911) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499834)

How else do you expect NASA to secure funding?

Re:Occam's razor (2)

segfault7375 (135849) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499936)

Man, that's some good Nyborg! Oh, too obscure?

Re:Occam's razor (1)

AlienIntelligence (1184493) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500128)

Man, that's some good Nyborg! Oh, too obscure?

Not at all, thank you...

oblig vid clip
[ http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/81035801/ [ebaumsworld.com] ]

Just showed this to my younger gf who wasn't brought
up in the decade of Heavy Metal.

-AI

Re:Occam's razor (1)

virgnarus (1949790) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499974)

Spaceballers, yo.

Anal probes (1)

MrQuacker (1938262) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499854)

Why do you think the aliens always do the anal probing?

DUh! (4, Interesting)

Ozlanthos (1172125) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499868)

Someone who has it together enough to work at NASA doesn't have such a terribly bad habit that they are going to test dirty....Not going to happen. Although, if they'd found a bag of Cannabis, it would be a different story. The truth is that the only drug that you can detect more than 72 hours after total seccation of use via urine tests is Cannabis. THC can store in your fat for up to months after chronic use. Now, if they were really serious about busting the perp, they'd administer a hair test! Of course the cape would go dark for lack of employees shortly thereafter, but they'd have fired the idiot who left the stash....

-Oz

Re:DUh! (2)

syousef (465911) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500248)

Someone who has it together enough to work at NASA doesn't have such a terribly bad habit that they are going to test dirty....

Astronauts can lose the plot too. Just look at that crazy one that put on a nappy, drove across the country with rubber tubing and tape and wanted to get her ex boyfriend's new girlfriend.

Ground Control to Major Tom (1)

Device666 (901563) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499882)

“This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I’m stepping through the door
And I’m floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today

For here
am I sitting in my tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do
Though I’m past one hundred thousand miles
I’m feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much (she knows!)
Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit’s dead, there’s something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear....

Is this really news? (5, Insightful)

hawguy (1600213) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499904)

Thousands of people work at Kenned Space Center - wouldn't it be more surprising if no drugs were ever found there?

Re:Is this really news? (1)

asylumx (881307) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500054)

Not to mention that thousands more visit every day... No, I don't think this is news either. I said as much when i saw it on CNN earlier and now seeing it on Slashdot... in the SCIENCE section and not in Idle? WTF?

bmw mobile phone (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35499926)

http://www.cellphonebeta.com/electronics/cell-phones/bmw-1622.html

Ubiquity (2)

degeneratemonkey (1405019) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499946)

Cocaine use is all over the place. Poor, wealthy, young, old - on-the-job use permeates every industry and every culture. The only time it really makes any difference is when someone gets caught with some in their pocket, or someone who lacks self-control fucks up their life with too much of it. There are a lot of ways to fuck up your life, but most of them aren't illegal.

Re:Ubiquity (1)

degeneratemonkey (1405019) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499966)

Addendum: Its illegal purchase also funds violent drug cartels, of course. If only there were some way to make that problem go away...

Probably planted by... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35499968)

... some republican trying to pull an "NPR" on NASA...

The Right Stuff (1)

buckadude (926560) | more than 3 years ago | (#35499982)

It seems that "The Right Stuff" is actually cocaine.

Traffickers of the future (1)

istartedi (132515) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500004)

Any idea what a gram of coke is worth in orbit? If you think running stuff up from Mexico is lucrative, just imagine supplying the ISS.

How long does that stuff keep? Maybe the cartels have a secret deal to piggyback some on shuttles, and stash it in LEO.

Running coke to Mars, just imagine!

And then the Mars Colony Authority will be doing everything they can to get Earth to control the growers, to no avail.

Re:Traffickers of the future (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35500298)

Well a completely unscientific Google search turned up the figure of shuttle cargo costing around $50,000/kg to get to orbit. Since 4g = .004kg, and $50,000 * .004 = $200, (which is pretty darn close to the equivalent street price of 4g of good blow), I'd say space coke is worth about twice as much in orbit as it is on earth!

Very inefficient field tests (1)

Algae_94 (2017070) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500028)

Field tests proved that the substance was indeed cocaine, but there was none left after said field tests.

Re:Very inefficient field tests (1)

demonlapin (527802) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500134)

Yes, much like the Customs agent who was asked what was done with confiscated Cuban cigars. He answered, "We burn them... one at a time."

*Random* drug tests? What the h*** is that? (0)

Provocateur (133110) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500044)

A. Were you born in the 60's? They currently use it in the outside world, yknow, where they have this thing called business casual or evencasual Fridays, and even Nonsmoking areas! In California, for cryin out loud! They even have restaurants that have tanks of pure oxygen, out in freakin L.A.

Employees: 13,500 (2008) (3, Insightful)

seifried (12921) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500114)

According to Wikipedia: Employees: 13,500 (2008) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennedy_Space_Center [wikipedia.org] ). The national US average of cocaine us is reported as 0.5% or higher (multiple sources but the low end says around 1.5 million users in the US, assuming they are mostly adults that's at least 0.5%, probably more), so statistically speaking that's about 67.5 (assuming one of then only uses one nostril my numbers work =)cocaine users at the Kennedy Space Center.

Damn smugglers... (1)

mr_mischief (456295) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500252)

Damn smugglers. When cargo boats wouldn't do it, they got jet boats. Then they started using planes. Then submarines. How the hell is the Coast Guard supposed to interdict the shuttles or especially the Russian Soyuz capsules? ;-)

It wasn't cocaine (2)

michaelmalak (91262) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500268)

It wasn't cocaine. It was Ketracel White

I'm fairly sure it's Gonzo (1)

Lord_of_the_nerf (895604) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500324)

Maybe the Space Shuttle brought back a little bit of Hunter S. Thompson's remains - which are mainly cocaine.

They tested all the human employees (1)

mysidia (191772) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500346)

But did they go to the cages and test the space chimps/chimp "astronauts" ?

They're doing it wrong. (2)

mysidia (191772) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500378)

They shouldn't have "tested everyone with access to the area".

Police should have covertly affixed tracking devices in the bag, put it back right where they got it, and waited until someone collected the bag.

I'm glad I'm not subject to drug testing (1)

Bruce Perens (3872) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500494)

I had an eye exam today, and would test positive for cocaine from the eye dilation drops. I eat poppy seed bagels and thus might test positive for opiates. And so on. People who are subject to those tests must live in constant fear.

Last flight (1)

SnarfQuest (469614) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500544)

So, this is what the brought in on the shuttles last flight. Is that what they are making on thye ISS?

Another attempt to discredit someone? (1)

geekprime (969454) | more than 3 years ago | (#35500546)

Of course the LAST time this happened everyone tested negative, it's amazing that drugs would magically show up somewhere that no one actually uses drugs.

"An investigation into a similar discovery in January 2010 yields no results after all 200 NASA employees and contractors who had access to the area in which the cocaine was found tested negative for the drug."

I guess they will keep trying to discredit NASA till they figure out some way to actually do it.
I wonder when the last time a politician and his "entourage" got a tour through that area?

So many of the comments about this here strike me as astroturf.

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