FROM Frank Morring, Jr
Space, the Final Binge Astronaut Lisa Nowak was arrested in February on charges she tried to kidnap her rival in a love triangle. An investigative panel was created by NASA, and today it released a sensational finding . On two specific occasions, astronauts were so drunk before launches that concerns were raised about flight safety, but "(t)he individuals were still permitted to fly. " Today, NASA held a news conference on the issue. Frank Morring writes for Aviation Week and Space Technology .
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