Cocaine Found at Kennedy Space Center, Again

Categories: WTF Florida
blastoff.JPG
Aside from David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust era, cocaine and space exploration really aren't supposed to mix. Could you imagine what Neil Armstrong's famous quote would have been if he was high during his one small step on the moon? "That's one small step... holy crap, dude, I'm on the moon; I feel friggin' invincible! Buzz, Buzz, Buzz, you got any more of this? Let's do lines off moon rocks!" Yet, for the second time in a little more than a year, cocaine has been found at Florida's Kennedy Space Center.

NASA reports that 4.2 grams of a powdery substance were found at the space center on Cape Canaveral. Initial tests showed a positive result for cocaine, but the substance is undergoing further tests.

NASA representatives refuse to release information about where the cocaine was found, nor will they say how many employees will undergo a drug test.

An agency spokesman will also not comment about whether the drug might be connected to a fatal accident this past Monday. An employee of a company contracted by NASA fell to his death while working on a launch pad.

Surprisingly, this is not the first time in recent memory when cocaine has been discovered at the space center. Last year, a bag that contained cocaine residue was found in a hangar housing the shuttle Discovery. No workers tested positive for the drug, and NASA closed that investigation without an answer as to how the drug got into such a high-security area.

Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.
My Voice Nation Help
11 comments
Sort: Newest | Oldest
Cane
Cane

I thought cocaine leaves your system in 24 to 48 hours. If that is true no one would end up testing positive if they have a reason to believe they are going to get drug tested. Maybe at random, but not with the discovery all over the news and what have you.

SmarterSean
SmarterSean

Maybe that would be a good way to pay for the space program?

Stickykulangot
Stickykulangot

what idiot leaves 4 grams of coke? thats enough for a night of partying.

Klamm
Klamm

just great. its NASA!!! you represent america vs Russia! russia would cover this up, like you cover up the existence of extraterrestrials. Why not keep this more private??

Scarabin
Scarabin

good, i'm happy to know we're getting 150% outta those guys

jfd8
jfd8

For NASA this mission is toughBut seizures of drugs are enoughTo launch a DiscoveryAnd land in recoveryEmployees who have The White Stuff.

News Short n' Sweet by JFD8http://twitter.com/JFD8

Spacecracker
Spacecracker

there are a lot of crystal meth tweakers in the oil rigging industry, but whose on the powder down here the astronauts, the mission control, the marketing director, we want answers NASA

Josef
Josef

This only proves there's more than one way to get to the moon. Its cheaper too.

zqxz
zqxz

Finally (48 hours) time limit to buy.

LV Muffler $ 5.99LV Bags $ 19.9 LV Wallet $ 6.55Armani Glasses $ 5.99LV Belt $ 6.9

Buy addresses---- tntn.usTips (48 hours after the special product is invalid)

zqxz
zqxz

Finally (48 hours) time limit to buy.

LV Muffler $ 5.99LV Bags $ 19.9 LV Wallet $ 6.55Armani Glasses $ 5.99LV Belt $ 6.9

Buy addresses---- tntn.usTips (48 hours after the special product is invalid)

Now Trending

Miami Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Loading...