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    Nutty Astronaut Arrested for Attempted Murder! (I wish a woman liked me this much!)

    Astronaut Arrested
    Posted: 3:44 PM Feb 6, 2007
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    A judge in Florida has ruled that a NASA astronaut accused of trying to kidnap a romantic rival for a space shuttle pilot's affections can be released if she posts $25,000 bond.
    Lisa Nowak was charged this afternoon with attempted first-degree murder and has been told to wear a tracking device and not to contact her alleged victim.

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    ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - A U.S. space shuttle astronaut was accused on Tuesday of trying to kidnap and kill a rival for the affections of a male astronaut after she drove 950 miles wearing diapers to confront the woman.
    U.S. Navy Capt. Lisa Nowak, who has three children and recently separated from her husband, was released from jail in Florida after posting bail. She was put on 30-day suspension by NASA and removed from all shuttle mission-related activities.
    Nowak was initially arrested on attempted kidnapping charges on Monday in Orlando after assaulting Colleen Shipman, a U.S. Air Force captain, who she believed was a rival for the attention of astronaut Bill Oefelein, police said.
    She was granted freedom on $15,500 bail on the kidnapping charge but her release was delayed when police filed a new charge of attempted first-degree murder -- rocking the elite world of NASA astronauts.
    The attempted murder charge could mean life imprisonment if she were convicted.
    Police said Nowak, 43, a flight engineer who made her first trip into space in July to the International Space Station aboard shuttle Discovery, sped from Houston to Orlando wearing diapers so she would not have to stop at a bathroom.
    Astronauts wear diapers during launches and landings.
    Nowak disguised herself in a dark wig, glasses and trench coat to confront Shipman at Orlando International Airport but told police she "only wanted to scare" the woman into talking to her.
    In two separate appearances in court, wearing a jail uniform, shackled at the waist and with her head bowed, Nowak said nothing about the charges of attempted murder and kidnapping, attempted burglary of a vehicle and battery.
    After her second appearance, Orange County Circuit Judge Mike Murphy granted her release on bail totaling $25,500. She was escorted out of a bail bond office, after being fitted with a global positioning device so authorities can track her movements, and driven off to an undisclosed location.
    A bail bondsman said Nowak was expected to fly back to Houston on Wednesday and it was not clear when she would appear in court again.
    'THE RIGHT STUFF'
    NASA's astronaut corps, featured in Tom Wolfe's 1979 book "The Right Stuff," is considered the elite of aerospace and science, populated by top pilots and space researchers from the United States and other nations.
    But prosecutors said Nowak was intent on murder.
    "She had a mission that she was very determined to carry out," said prosecutor Amanda Cowan. "Murder was the plan."
    Nowak drove to Orlando airport around midnight on Sunday, waited for Shipman's flight from Houston to arrive and then followed her to the parking garage armed with pepper spray, a steel mallet and a pellet gun, police said.
    She also carried black gloves, a folding knife with a 4-inch (10-cm) blade, rubber tubing and trash bags, they said.
    Nowak tried to get into Shipman's car and sprayed the pepper spray through the window when Shipman refused to open the door, police said.
    After the airport encounter, Shipman filed a petition for a restraining order against Nowak, alleging the astronaut had been stalking her for "approximately two months."
    Nowak told police she did not intend to harm Shipman. In her statement, she described her connection to Oefelein as "more than a working relationship but less than a romantic relationship."
    Nowak, who grew up in Rockville, Maryland, and attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, became an astronaut in 1996 and waited 10 years for her first space flight.
    Her family described her as "a very intelligent, accomplished individual," who recently separated from her husband after 19 years of marriage.
    "Considering both her personal and professional life, these alleged events are completely out of character and have come as a tremendous shock to our family," the family said in a statement.




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    Re: Nutty Astronaut Arrested for Attempted Murder! (I wish a woman liked me this much

    My favorite part of the story is how she was wearing diapers when arrested. That was one lady on a mission. Nothing was gonna get in her way.
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    Re: Nutty Astronaut Arrested for Attempted Murder! (I wish a woman liked me this much

    Quote Originally Posted by Earkid View Post
    My favorite part of the story is how she was wearing diapers when arrested. That was one lady on a mission. Nothing was gonna get in her way.

    No doubt!!!! That is one determined lady!!!! Well, she had experience using the diaper when she went on her mission. I just can't believe someone could unravel so greatly. Wow. From Astronaut to convict, holy crap. Ahh, love, sweet love. That guy is a total pimp, I must say.




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    Re: Nutty Astronaut Arrested for Attempted Murder! (I wish a woman liked me this much

    I've got a question regarding these love triangle things. If someone just killed your SO, would you even THINK about getting together with them? I'd be pissed as hell (not to mention tortured sad) and that would be the LAST thing on my mind. (First thing on my mind would get me thrown in jail )

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    Re: Nutty Astronaut Arrested for Attempted Murder! (I wish a woman liked me this much

    I can see an endorsement deal for "Depends" coming on down the road... Kind of like the "Tang" commercials the astronauts used to do....

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    Re: Nutty Astronaut Arrested for Attempted Murder! (I wish a woman liked me this much

    Quote Originally Posted by Radiobarry View Post
    I can see an endorsement deal for "Depends" coming on down the road... Kind of like the "Tang" commercials the astronauts used to do....

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    Re: Nutty Astronaut Arrested for Attempted Murder! (I wish a woman liked me this much

    Seriously, sitting in your own...well....you know...i mean 950 miles of defecation.....so gross.

    She needs some help.......I'm glad she was unsucessful and that Ms. Shipman was ok.
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    Re: Nutty Astronaut Arrested for Attempted Murder! (I wish a woman liked me this much

    I haven't heard the words "love triangle" and "adult diapers" in the same sentence since ... well, ever.
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    Re: Nutty Astronaut Arrested for Attempted Murder! (I wish a woman liked me this much

    Quote Originally Posted by Earkid View Post
    My favorite part of the story is how she was wearing diapers when arrested. That was one lady on a mission. Nothing was gonna get in her way.

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    Re: Nutty Astronaut Arrested for Attempted Murder! (I wish a woman liked me this much

    If wearing adult diapers in Florida is a crime, then only retirement homes have criminals.

    I know everyone's focusing on the diapers, but as a mission specialist, she's used to that, and I find that the least unusual part of this case. In space, no one can see you go potty, and so they design these diapers for just that purpose - so that you don't lose valuable time for bathroom breaks. That was her "mission" in this case as well, I think.

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    Re: Nutty Astronaut Arrested for Attempted Murder! (I wish a woman liked me this much

    Forget that! I definately don't want any woman who "liked" me that much. If she was that psycho to do all that stuff to get to you,then what happens when you're with her and you do the slightest thing to tick her off?? Next thing you know she's fixing you lime green jello thats been made with Prestone or Zyrex anti-freeze, lacing your food with arsenic, or getting the diapers, b.b. gun, pepper spray, rope and a mallet ready for you, for a cross-country trip.

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    Re: Nutty Astronaut Arrested for Attempted Murder! (I wish a woman liked me this much

    Quote Originally Posted by Baghira View Post
    Forget that! I definately don't want any woman who "liked" me that much. If she was that psycho to do all that stuff to get to you,then what happens when you're with her and you do the slightest thing to tick her off?? Next thing you know she's fixing you lime green jello thats been made with Prestone or Zyrex anti-freeze, lacing your food with arsenic, or getting the diapers, b.b. gun, pepper spray, rope and a mallet ready for you, for a cross-country trip.

    I'm waiting for you to get to the bad part of this scenario.




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    Re: Nutty Astronaut Arrested for Attempted Murder! (I wish a woman liked me this much

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