Story Highlights Panel reportedly found "heavy use of alcohol" before shuttle flights" Intoxicated astronauts reportedly allowed to fly at least twice Aviation Week & Space Technology reported the findings No astronauts were named in the reports Aviation Week & Space Technology, a weekly trade journal, reported the finding from the panel on its Web site. The weekly said that the committee found that on at least two occasions, astronauts were allowed to fly after flight surgeons and other astronauts warned they were so intoxicated that they posed a flight-safety risk. http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/space/0....ap/index.html That's stupid. We are trusting these people with millions and billions worth of equipment and they are drunks. They should not be allowed to drink within 24-48 hours before a flight. These people should be held to higher standards and held accountable for their actions.