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Discrepancies between an independent review of NASA's astronaut healthcare system and an in-house survey prompted lawmakers Thursday to urge more open communications among the U.S. space agency's ranks.
In July, an independent panel evaluating NASA's astronaut medical and behavioral services recommended a series of improvements for the agency's healthcare system. The panel also reported a pair of anecdotal accounts of drunk astronauts that were later allowed to fly despite safety concerns by fellow spaceflyers and flight surgeons.