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No sex please, we’re astronauts: NASA commander

TOKYO — There is no room for romance on board the cosy confines of the International Space Station, a NASA space shuttle commander said Monday when asked what would happen if astronauts had sex in space. “We are a group of professionals,” said Space Shuttle Discovery commander Alan Poindexter during…

NASA called in to investigate Toyota acceleration

WASHINGTON — The US government announced a series of investigations into “unintended acceleration” in Toyota and other brands of cars on Tuesday, and said NASA engineers would be called in to help. In a statement, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said US space agency experts in “electromagnetic interference,” computer-controlled electronic systems…

NASA searches staff after cocaine found in space shuttle hangar

Some 200 NASA employees were tested for cocaine Wednesday after the agency found traces of the substance in a hangar where maintenance work is being carried out on the space shuttle Discovery, according to news reports out of Florida. According to News Channel 13 in Orlando, a NASA employee found…

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