Frontier Former Editor

February 6, 2007

It’s good to see that the astronaut corps has broken another gender barrier . . . or, “I will not be ignored!”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Frontier Former Editor @ 1:27 pm

I’d just love to hear someone say that the U.S.’s early male astronauts were sex-crazed pigs after this . . .

Astronaut charged with kidnap attempt

By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press Writer

“An astronaut drove 900 miles and donned a disguise to confront a woman she believed was her rival for the affections of a space shuttle pilot, police said. She was arrested Monday and charged with attempted kidnapping and other counts.

“U.S. Navy Capt. Lisa Nowak, 43, who flew last July on a shuttle mission to the international space station, was also charged with attempted vehicle burglary with battery, destruction of evidence and battery. She was denied bail and is scheduled to make a court appearance Tuesday.

“Police said Nowak drove from her home in Houston to the Orlando International Airport to confront Colleen Shipman.

“Nowak believed Shipman was romantically involved with Navy Cmdr. William Oefelein, a pilot during space shuttle Discovery’s trip to the space station last December, police said.

“Nowak told police that her relationship with Oefelein was “more than a working relationship but less than a romantic relationship,” according to an arrest affidavit. Police officers recovered a love letter to Oefelein in her car.

“NASA spokesman James Hartsfield in Houston said that, as of Monday, Nowak’s status with the astronaut corps remained unchanged.”

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10 Comments »

  1. Wow–Love and Rockets.

    Wait, wait …

    That chick was like, totally spaced!

    Nah …

    Flight, we are all sisters go.?

    Nah …

    Wanders off looking for the mot juste.

    Comment by Metro — February 6, 2007 @ 6:07 pm

  2. FFE

    Poor Astro-Lisa – why on earth did she do it ?? I suppose it seemed a good idea at the time

    Does history relate what her Young Man thinks about all this career-busting adulation

    Well, at least the Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to prosecute poor Des Smith

    At least he’s had a good day

    Your obedt servant

    GE

    Comment by G Eagle Esq — February 6, 2007 @ 8:00 pm

  3. Astronaughties are people too.

    Comment by archiearchive — February 7, 2007 @ 12:28 am

  4. Ain’t love grand.

    Comment by Whitesnake — February 7, 2007 @ 7:12 am

  5. Well they WERE sex-crazed horndogs, with one exception. But that doesn’t mean that this one isn’t a sex-crazed loon. It’s one thing to get it on with as many as you like, it’s another to stalk a romantic rival.

    Comment by raincoaster — February 7, 2007 @ 8:36 pm

  6. Sehr geEhrter FFE

    I’m just pondering (“thinking” in Anerican usage) how I would be feeling if this had been Miss Eagle

    As Charlotte said in (the film of) Pride & Prejudice :

    “Love makes fools of us all”

    Your obedt servt etc und

    Tot siens

    Grauer Adler

    Comment by G Eagle Esq — February 7, 2007 @ 10:11 pm

  7. i LOVE how many times they mentioned she wore a diaper. that part was/is my FAVORITE

    Comment by anna — February 8, 2007 @ 7:30 am

  8. Finally I landed up into your new space.

    Comment by gautami — February 8, 2007 @ 6:27 pm

  9. She’s now charged with attempted murder.

    Comment by raincoaster — February 8, 2007 @ 9:14 pm

  10. It was probably the steel mallet, knife and surgical tubing that tilted the charges that way, or else that she had Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, a bunch of roughnecks and a nuclear charge in the car with her too . . .

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — February 8, 2007 @ 9:17 pm


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