CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) -- Astronauts were allowed to fly after flight surgeons and other astronauts warned they were so drunk they posed a flight-safety risk on at least two occasions, an aviation weekly reported Thursday.
An independent panel reportedly found that flight surgeons allowed intoxicated astronauts to fly on space shuttle.
It cited a special panel studying astronaut health, which found "heavy use of alcohol" before launch that was within the standard 12-hour "bottle-to-throttle" rule, according to Aviation Week & Space Technology.
Friday, July 27, 2007
great. i just get over my fear of meteors and now i have to worry about about a drunk astronaut plowing into me with a space shuttle.