NASA Makes Out of This World Discovery: Cocaine

Officials found 4.2 grams of cocaine at NASA

By Todd Wright
|  Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011  |  Updated 2:30 PM EDT
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Someone at NASA was trying to get lifted into outer space without the use of a space shuttle.

Officials confirmed Tuesday that the white powder found in a facility at the Kennedy Space Center was not from another planet, but cocaine.

NASA spokesman Allard Beutel said that 4.2 grams of a white powdery substance was found last week at the NASA facility, though he would not say where.

It tested positive for cocaine.

Cocaine discoveries at NASA are sadly becoming as common as shuttle launches.

A small amount of the space age powder was discovered in January 2010 in a secure part of a hangar that housed space shuttle Discovery.

A spokeswoman from NASA's Inspector General Office in Washington declined to comment on how that case was resolved.

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