Traces of cocaine have again been found at the Kennedy Space Center.
NASA's Inspector General's Office said a probe is now under way following the discovery of a powdery white substance at the Kennedy Space Center tested positive for cocaine.
Law enforcement personnel field tested the substance, which indicated a positive test for cocaine, said Renee Juhans, an executive officer with the office.
The substance is now at an accredited crime lab for further testing, she said.
Juhans said that 4.2 grams of the coke was found in a NASA facility on March 7. She did not confirm where at Center the drug was found.
A NASA Office of Inspector General investigation is ongoing, she said. We have no further comment.”
NASA has a strict zero-tolerance policy with respect to drugs and all employees are subject to randomly testing.
In January 2010, about two-hundred Kennedy Space Center workers were tested for drugs when a small bag of cocaine was discovered inside a space shuttle processing facility where the Discovery was being prepared for flight.
That affair did not lead to any arrests.