Houston, I’ll Have Another

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (AP) -- A published report says on at least two occasions, astronauts have been allowed to go into space while drunk.

The report on the Aviation Week and Space Technology Web site says its information came from a special panel studying astronaut health.

It says at least twice, astronauts were allowed to fly after flight surgeons and other astronauts warned they were so drunk they posed a flight-safety risk.

It doesn't say when the incidents occurred, or whether the intoxication involved crew members who have a role in flying the shuttle.

The independent health panel behind the report was set up after the love triangle incident that ended in the arrest of astronaut Lisa Nowak in February.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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