Boozing at zero gravity

A report alleging that NASA astronauts were allowed to fly drunk compounds the reputation woes of the space agency, already dealing with media attention...

A report alleging that NASA astronauts were allowed to fly drunk compounds the reputation woes of the space agency, already dealing with media attention on former astronaut Lisa Nowak's cross-country woman-scorned rampage.

Only a few years ago, NASA's reputation issues focused more on public apathy towards space flight, punctuated only by public dismay at its horrific failures like the Challenger and Columbia disasters. This latest report, which will be investigated, NASA assures us, focuses yet more attention on personality, and pulls focus even further away from the agency's critical mission.

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