Friday, February 23, 2007
In Space No One Can Hear You Scream
NASA has plans for what to do if an astronaut (or Astro-Nut, as the NY Post might call them) wigs out in space. Here's a snip:
It turns out NASA has a detailed set of written procedures for dealing with a suicidal or psychotic astronaut in space. The documents, obtained this week by The Associated Press, say the astronaut's crewmates should bind his wrists and ankles with duct tape, tie him down with a bungee cord and inject him with tranquilizers if necessary.This info follows on the heels of Lisa "Ridin Dirty" Nowak's freakout earlier this month. By the way, here's the source for the title of this article, in case anyone needs to be reminded.