OK, first the deal with the Scorned Astronaut. That was weird, but any organization can have romantic entanglements among it’s people. Besides, astronauts are used to wearing diapers.
But now comes word that NASA let astronauts fly drunk, and generally ignores the input of it’s medical staff on the conditions of astronauts. And like many of you, though I took note of the article headline with a “Damn!” reaction, I didn’t get around to reading the coverage until today.
And I gotta say…the headline doesn’t really convey how fucked up NASA must be. I mean, this has to be 10 times worse than either of the crashes, right? The crashes revealed problems in NASA’s organization, but at no point did anybody suggest people were drunk. And the idea that NASA just blows off the concerns of doctors and crew members is appalling.
How is this not going to become a huge story?