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Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:17 am

Shuttle astronaut arrested at MCO on attempted kidnap, battery charges

A NASA astronaut is charged with attacking her rival for another astronaut's attention early Monday at Orlando International Airport, the Orlando Sentinel has learned.

Lisa Marie Nowak drove from Texas to meet the 1 a.m. flight of a younger woman who had also been seeing the male astronaut Nowak pined for, according to Orlando police. Nowak - who was a mission specialist on a Discovery launch last summer - was wearing a trench coat and wig with a knife, BB pistol, rubber tubing and plastic bags, reports show. Once U.S. Air Force Capt. Colleen Shipman arrived, Nowak followed her to the airport's Blue Lot for long-term parking, tried to get into Shipman's car and doused her with pepper spray, according to reports.

Nowak, 43, is charged with attempted kidnapping, battery, attempted vehicle burglary with battery and destruction of evidence. Police considered her such a danger that they requested she be held without bail in the Orange County Jail, reports show. Nowak told police that she was "involved in a relationship with," Bill Oefelein another NASA astronaut, and categorized the relationship as "more than a working relationship but less than a romantic relationship," according to the charging affidavit.

Nowak told police that she found out Oefelein was involved with Shipman and planned a trip to Orlando to talk to Shipman about their relationships with Oefelein. She told police the BB gun "was going to be used to entice Ms. Shipman to talk with her," the affidavit said.

Shipman told police that when she arrived at the airport and was waiting for the airport satellite parking shuttle, she noticed a woman wearing a trench coat near the taxi stand. The woman boarded the bus after Shipman, according to police, and followed her to Shipman's car.

When Shipman got into her car, reports show, she heard "running footsteps" coming toward her. Nowak tried to open the car door, then claimed she needed a ride, or use of a cell phone. When Shipman rolled down her window a couple of inches, Nowak "sprayed some type of chemical spray into the vehicle," reports show.

Police said that along with the weapons and other items in Nowak's car, they found e-mails from Shipman to Oefelein, Mapquest directions from Houston to the Orlando airport, and diapers, which Nowak told police she used so she wouldn't have to stop on the drive. Monday's arrest is the first-ever on felony charges for an active-duty astronaut, according to the space agency.


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Wow. Just wow.
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:19 am

Thatd be embarrasing. She needs to join a.net and take a chill pill.

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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:20 am

Crazy bitch. Congrats, the closest you'll ever get to space exploration again is a voyage to Uranus.

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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:21 am

I don't mean to be a bore but this is NOT Civil Aviation!
 
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:22 am

She could have gotten there faster in a T-38.

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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:52 am

Quoting KFLLCFII (Thread starter):
Police said that along with the weapons and other items in Nowak's car, they found ... diapers, which Nowak told police she used so she wouldn't have to stop on the drive.

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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:58 am

Quoting KFLLCFII (Thread starter):
was wearing a trench coat



Quoting KFLLCFII (Thread starter):
a knife



Quoting KFLLCFII (Thread starter):
BB pistol



Quoting KFLLCFII (Thread starter):
rubber tubing



Quoting KFLLCFII (Thread starter):
plastic bags



Quoting KFLLCFII (Thread starter):
pepper spray



Quoting KFLLCFII (Thread starter):
and diapers

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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:59 am

Apparently at no point during the very long and boring drive from Houston to Orlando did she realize that maybe she hadn't thought her plan all the way through? Perhaps she was too distracted by sitting in her pee diapers to realize that abducting a Captain in the USAF isn't the best of ideas.

Perhaps if she'd taken the time to pee while on one of her many gas stops on the way, she would have realized at least one of the many, many flaws in her not so cunning scheme.
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:13 am

Quoting AAFLT1871 (Reply 6):
The only thing missing is a trailer park

 rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl 
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:06 am

Quoting AAFLT1871 (Reply 6):
The only thing missing is a trailer park

Indeed. Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.  Smile

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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:09 am

Man.. all I can do is  no 

I mean It baffles my mind that someone can rise to this level of education and professionalisim and still do stupid shit like this. This is a black eye for NASA even if it disappears tomorrow. Sad.
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Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:37 am

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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:04 pm

One has to wonder how she got as far as she did as an astronaut. Don't they do extensive psychological reviews on astronauts? Assuming this is true, that this woman needs to be put into long-term psychological hospitalization.

Quoting KFLLCFII (Thread starter):
Mapquest directions from Houston to the Orlando airport, and diapers, which Nowak told police she used so she wouldn't have to stop on the drive.

What a yuck factor....but then again, she may have had to use diapers in flight, so had the experience. It is amazing how sex and lust can screw up someone.
 
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:16 pm

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 10):
I mean It baffles my mind that someone can rise to this level of education and professionalisim and still do stupid shit like this.

You know, in certain circles I know it almost seems to get worse with those that have more education/"professionalism"...or at least it certainly doesn't seem to get any better.

What a shame. I liked her.
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:28 pm

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 12):
One has to wonder how she got as far as she did as an astronaut. Don't they do extensive psychological reviews on astronauts? Assuming this is true, that this woman needs to be put into long-term psychological hospitalization.

I thought the same thing. One thing is for sure, she will NEVER be a member of any type of flight crew ever again.

It is pretty tragic--such a distinguished and unique career is destroyed by one act of foolishness.

And I too wonder why she didn't cool her jets during the 1,000-mile drive. (No pun intended.)
 
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:39 pm

Quoting KFLLCFII (Thread starter):
Wow. Just wow.

I agree sir. The military court she will face will probably rip her a new one.

Quoting AAFLT1871 (Reply 6):
The only thing missing is a trailer park

My exact thought! Haha it's just unbelievable.
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:44 pm

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 12):
It is amazing how sex and lust can screw up someone.

I'm not sure. I believe it's more like a meth addiction than sex and lust:

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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:09 pm

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 12):
What a yuck factor....but then again, she may have had to use diapers in flight, so had the experience.

At least she had diapers, Alan Shepard had to go in the suit.

Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 16):

I'm not sure. I believe it's more like a meth addiction than sex and lust

If that is the same person, I would have to believe there is something going on there.
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:35 pm

Hell, I missed the part about the fact her claimed lover is Bill Oefelein. He has been getting a lot of press after the last shuttle mission which he piloted up here as Alaska's first astronaut.


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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:06 pm

Shows that astraunauts are humans.

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I'm not saying she's looking good on that pic, but she's looking more interesting than on the first. Kind of Patti Smith versus good daughter-in-law.
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:08 pm

Just proves the old saying. Hell hath no fury liked a scorned woman. Think about the rage you have to be carrying to drive from Houston to Orlando and try this stunt.
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:25 pm

Quoting AAFLT1871 (Reply 6):
The only thing missing is a trailer park

 rotfl  rotfl 

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 7):
Apparently at no point during the very long and boring drive from Houston to Orlando did she realize that maybe she hadn't thought her plan all the way through? Perhaps she was too distracted by sitting in her pee diapers to realize that abducting a Captain in the USAF isn't the best of ideas

Yup, I bet her flight status is pretty precarious . . .

And what kind of car might she have been driving that she didn't need to stop for fuel (or pee breaks)?

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 10):
This is a black eye for NASA even if it disappears tomorrow.

Disagree.

it never ceases to amaze me that folks instantly give "black eyes' to the organizations to which some nut job or screw up is affiliated as if it's the Agency's fault. There are always bad apples, TedT . . . .

Quoting L-188 (Reply 18):
Hell, I missed the part about the fact her claimed lover is Bill Oefelein

D'Oh! I bet his family is wanting some answers tonight! Anyone see a mushroom cloud over ANC???

Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 16):

Looking at the comparison of the two photos . . .

Can anyone say Crack/Meth addict?

There's sure something amiss here . . .
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:32 pm

This is a pretty effed up story. More proof that truth is stranger than fiction.
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:49 pm

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/02/05/space.love/index.html

Two astronauts, Navy Capt. Chris Ferguson and retired Air Force Col. Steve Lindsey, have gone to Florida to establish contact with Nowak, Hawley said, adding that her status as an active-duty astronaut remains unchanged. Lindsey, the chief astronaut, was the commander of Nowak's shuttle flight.

Wasn't she one of the robochicks during STS-121?

So sad.

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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:12 pm

Quoting KFLLCFII (Thread starter):
A NASA astronaut is charged with attacking her rival for another astronaut's attention

Gives a whole new meaning to Star Wars

Quoting KFLLCFII (Thread starter):
Lisa Marie Nowak drove from Texas

Aww, aint it sweet. Shows just how much she cares.  Yeah sure

Quoting KFLLCFII (Thread starter):
in Nowak's car, they found e-mails from Shipman to Oefelein, Mapquest directions from Houston to the Orlando airport, and diapers, which Nowak told police she used so she wouldn't have to stop on the drive.

Eww. This be one wacked out chick.

I guess the silver lining to this whole thing is at least it happened here on the ground, instead of during a mission.
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:04 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 21):
Quoting TedTAce (Reply 10):
This is a black eye for NASA even if it disappears tomorrow.

Disagree.

it never ceases to amaze me that folks instantly give "black eyes' to the organizations to which some nut job or screw up is affiliated as if it's the Agency's fault. There are always bad apples, TedT . . . .

This is probably because during the 1950s to 1980s NASA has been presenting the astronauts to the public not as human specialists for a difficult job but as perfect Americans leading perfect lives.

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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:25 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 21):
There are always bad apples, TedT . . . .

True, but this is the first example of this group (atronauts) that I can think of.
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:32 pm

Poor woman , I guess she had the blast really badly. She needs help in the worst way
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Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:35 pm

Astro-naughty...sad ,really...

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Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:44 pm

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 25):
NASA has been presenting the astronauts to the public not as human specialists for a difficult job but as perfect Americans leading perfect lives.

 yes 

That along with all the training they go through to get there; not to mention psychological screening... while it shows something of a flaw in that process, I think there is something else at play. The other thing I think is a bizzare factor is she is a married mother of twins. WTF is she doing stalking anyone but her husband? What is wrong with her marriage that she's doing this?
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:00 pm

When I was in I knew this female USAF Capt pilot who had everything going for her, USAFA grad and a E-3 acft commander then everything started to unravel for her with mecurial mood shifts and erractic behavior. Later found out she had a brain tumor which is the cuase of everything, she made it through that but her flying carreer was over. So everybody wait for the rest of the story, to make it to that level with mental problems is almost impossible. If she was unstable it should have showed up when she was a plebe at Annapolis.
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:03 pm

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 29):
That along with all the training they go through to get there; not to mention psychological screening... while it shows something of a flaw in that process, I think there is something else at play. The other thing I think is a bizzare factor is she is a married mother of twins. WTF is she doing stalking anyone but her husband? What is wrong with her marriage that she's doing this?

Let's not forget Oefellein's married to. Just goes to show, no matter what the company, be it a small paper company up to NASA, dating your coworkers is iffy, dating two coworkers at the same time is ballsy, dating two coworkers at the same time behind your spouse's back is just plain stupid.

While Nowak went spacey (no pun intended, or did I?  scratchchin  ) the other two have a lot to answer for as well.

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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:55 pm

I don't get the part about the diapers. Given the length of the drive Nowak would have had to make at least two fuel stops. She could've bailed out the canoe, so to speak, during those stops and avoided the need to sit in wet diapers.
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:00 am

This story confirms my beliefs that at some point during shuttle missions, there has been sex in space. This chick would be the perfect catchers-mitt for that experiment.....
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:14 am

Quoting Beefstew25 (Reply 33):
This story confirms my beliefs that at some point during shuttle missions, there has been sex in space

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Quoting Beefstew25 (Reply 33):
This chick would be the perfect catchers-mitt for that experiment.....

 no   no   no   no   no 

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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:27 am

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 29):
she is a married mother of twins

She is also the mother of a teen age daugther.

Quoting Boeing4ever (Reply 31):
Let's not forget Oefellein's married to.

I've read three different sources on this story and each one has said that he is unmarried but is the father of two children.
 
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:27 am

Quoting Boeing4ever (Reply 31):
Let's not forget Oefellein's married to

No he is not. He does have two kids, though.
 
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:30 am

She's now been called the "diapernaut"...
And those pics show how far 'down to earth' one can come...
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:44 am

Put Nowak, Shipman, and Oefelein together on a six-month ISS mission and see what happens. It would be a pretty cool (and low-cost) experiment.

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Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:59 am

I went to College with one of the astronauts on STS-118, I read the headline this morning hoping it wasn't her, thank God that was the case. I get to call NASA this morning to talk to a buyer, thinking of an appropriate joke about this incident to spring upon her...  Smile
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:03 am

She is now charged also with attempted first-degree murder...according to WFTS news...as of noontime, they gave that info as breaking news from the courthouse.
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:11 am

The woman has clearly gone nuts. Her actions are beyond irrational. Besides her criminal charges, she needs a psychiatric evaluation. I really feel sorry for her kids.
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:14 am

Well it's nice to know people are innocent until proven guilty.

I don't care what country it is in this world and how good or bad the justice system there is, today you are guilty until proven innocent. And I'm not talking about this case in particular, though the way people reacted here is typical of how people all over the 'civilized' world react to people arrested.

What a sad state of affairs. Maybe in the next couple of centuries a new type of democracy or fair justice will emerge, because right now there is not one spot on this Earth were you can find it.
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:42 am

Quoting Derico (Reply 42):
Well it's nice to know people are innocent until proven guilty.

I don't care what country it is in this world and how good or bad the justice system there is, today you are guilty until proven innocent. And I'm not talking about this case in particular, though the way people reacted here is typical of how people all over the 'civilized' world react to people arrested.

What a sad state of affairs. Maybe in the next couple of centuries a new type of democracy or fair justice will emerge, because right now there is not one spot on this Earth were you can find it.

We are not the court. We can surmise all we want.

How about: I bet she is guilty.
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:48 am

Quoting Derico (Reply 42):
Well it's nice to know people are innocent until proven guilty.

I don't care what country it is in this world and how good or bad the justice system there is, today you are guilty until proven innocent. And I'm not talking about this case in particular, though the way people reacted here is typical of how people all over the 'civilized' world react to people arrested.

What a sad state of affairs. Maybe in the next couple of centuries a new type of democracy or fair justice will emerge, because right now there is not one spot on this Earth were you can find it.

Oh, get off your high horse. She pepper-sprayed a woman (admitting this to police) and carried around items (BB gun, etc.) intended to "coerce."
If she was so innocent, why did she throw stuff in the trash can?
 
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:33 am

Quoting Derico (Reply 42):
Maybe in the next couple of centuries a new type of democracy or fair justice will emerge, because right now there is not one spot on this Earth were you can find it.

Well it's nice to know that world takes the Non-Av forum at Airliners.net so seriously so as to us it instead of conducting a trial.  Yeah sure

Quoting 767Lover (Reply 44):
If she was so innocent, why did she throw stuff in the trash can?

She probably didn't want to get cited for littering.  Silly
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:44 am

Quoting Derico (Reply 42):
Well it's nice to know people are innocent until proven guilty.

I heard N1120A was going to represent her. I heard him muttering something about it's not illegal to carry BB guns, mace, rubber restraining devices, steel mallet, latex gloves, folding knives, wigs, cash and garbage bags.... and something about the fact that this chick drove 900 miles with diapers on proves nothing...
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Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:49 am

Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 46):
and something about the fact that this chick drove 900 miles with diapers on proves nothing...

Just NASA training shining through... This case will be thrown out in six mos. time.
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:23 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 38):
Put Nowak, Shipman, and Oefelein together on a six-month ISS mission and see what happens.

Two would be pregnant and one would claim it wasn't him.
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RE: Astronaut Arrested At MCO For Attempted Kidnapping

Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:01 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 21):
Yup, I bet her flight status is pretty precarious . . .

Not really. She's done, period. Even if NASA retains her in the astronaut corps for a time until either charges are dropped or her trial is over, her career is finished, even if she escapes a major sentence. This is a severely disturbed woman who no longer belongs in such an elite service.

Quoting Beefstew25 (Reply 33):
This story confirms my beliefs that at some point during shuttle missions, there has been sex in space.

Not really, it proves nothing of the sort. Given the heavy demands on the flight crew during each mission, I'd say it's highly unlikely there's EVER been sex in space. Surely, most of the crew would be very uncomfortable about two of them engaged in such activity on a vital mission to the ISS.

Quoting Boeing4ever (Reply 31):
While Nowak went spacey (no pun intended, or did I? ) the other two have a lot to answer for as well.

Quite likely. Both of them will also come under serious scrutiny for conduct and Oefelein in particular could lose his flight status if enough dirt about his actions comes out. He might not get drummed out of NASA but I can see him losing flight status for unprofessional conduct.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 38):
Put Nowak, Shipman, and Oefelein together on a six-month ISS mission and see what happens. It would be a pretty cool (and low-cost) experiment.

It might also be a real messy, perhaps even bloody one. The ISS cost so much I'd hate to see it soiled by such an (alledgedly) sordid trio!  vomit 

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