"Two specific instances were described where astronauts had been so intoxicated prior to flight that flight surgeons and/or fellow astronauts raised concerns. However, the individuals were still permitted to fly."
Wow--the flight surgeons pointed out the obvious and were ignored. When has that ever happened before? LOL.
Gosh, I wonder what the practical implications are for all of us at the "local" level? Thank God nothing like that ever happens here on Garden Web!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think NASA should do what the Presidents have done when faced with bad publicity---get a dog. Yep, that's what I think.
It could be their mascot. They could name it something like "Miracle Growl" the amazing space dawg. Of course, it'd have to be one of those tiny little yappy dawgs that didn't take up too much room.