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Space shuttle astronaut arrested at OIA on attempted kidnapping, battery charges
Orlando Sentinel ^ | February 5, 2007 | Henry Pierson Curtis

Posted on 02/05/2007 5:27:04 PM PST by burzum

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 and had 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.

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1 posted on 02/05/2007 5:27:08 PM PST by burzum
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To: burzum

You sure this is not an Onion article?


2 posted on 02/05/2007 5:29:31 PM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitor)
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To: burzum
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3 posted on 02/05/2007 5:29:32 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: burzum

This has to be some kind of a joke. Prank. Just gotta' be a hoax.


4 posted on 02/05/2007 5:29:59 PM PST by Moomah
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To: burzum

SpaceCat fight?


5 posted on 02/05/2007 5:30:20 PM PST by Ken522
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To: burzum
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.

Ewwwwwwwww......... Doesn't NASA have something a little more high tech?

6 posted on 02/05/2007 5:30:25 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: burzum

7 posted on 02/05/2007 5:30:57 PM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: KevinDavis

ping -


8 posted on 02/05/2007 5:31:03 PM PST by don-o (Duncan Hunter for President. Inform yourself. You won't have to hold your nose!)
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To: burzum
Her booking photo.

YIKES!!

9 posted on 02/05/2007 5:31:34 PM PST by Dog
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To: Moomah

Astronauts are people too.


10 posted on 02/05/2007 5:31:35 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: burzum

Thanks.

FR a great place to get the important stories first!

Should be a big one for weeks. Greta, Geraldo and that angry blond lady on CNN will be all over it.


11 posted on 02/05/2007 5:31:50 PM PST by Shermy
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To: cripplecreek

hit it.


12 posted on 02/05/2007 5:31:53 PM PST by CJ Wolf
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To: burzum
Here she is in her astronouat photo op:

...and here's her booking photo:

Ouch!

13 posted on 02/05/2007 5:32:04 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Shermy

LOL!


14 posted on 02/05/2007 5:32:22 PM PST by Dog
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To: burzum

Thats one spaced out chick


15 posted on 02/05/2007 5:32:24 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: Dog

I take that back.


16 posted on 02/05/2007 5:32:25 PM PST by CJ Wolf
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She acts like a redhead.


17 posted on 02/05/2007 5:32:34 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Jeff Head

Career over.


18 posted on 02/05/2007 5:32:56 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: Dog

#9

That pic has "busted!" all over it.


19 posted on 02/05/2007 5:33:02 PM PST by Shermy
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To: Blueflag
You sure this is not an Onion article?

I wish it was. This story is really going to hurt NASA.

20 posted on 02/05/2007 5:33:05 PM PST by burzum (Despair not! I shall inspire you by charging blindly on!--Minsc, BG2)
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To: CJ Wolf

We are holding you to the first post.


21 posted on 02/05/2007 5:33:15 PM PST by Dog
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To: Ken522

Moonstruck?

Ain't love grand.


22 posted on 02/05/2007 5:33:38 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: burzum
Nowak's biography shows she is a 1985 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis with a degree in aerospace engineering, and a former test pilot who has logged more than 1,500 hours of flight in at least 30 types of aircraft.

Bet her future cellmate, Shawonda the pimp-stabbing crack ho, will be duly impressed.

23 posted on 02/05/2007 5:33:55 PM PST by Mordacious
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To: burzum

Don't astronauts go through psychological screening?


24 posted on 02/05/2007 5:33:59 PM PST by Truth29
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To: cripplecreek

How silly of me to have forgotten that. Why of course we all stuff pepper spray and bb guns in our trenchcoats and keep a supply of diapers on hand just in case the journey is long.

Man, she's gonna' take some heat at the office.


25 posted on 02/05/2007 5:34:10 PM PST by Moomah
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To: burzum

So, I wonder what happens when QUALIFICATIONS are substituted for ALCU goals of equality?

This makes NASA look even more foolish than they are. They've lost 2 Shuttles (half the fleet), they smashed the Mars Lander into the surface of Mars because they couldn't manage to keep Kilometers/hr and Miles/hour straight, and they are flying a raving psychotic (with multi-million dollar training behind her). And this didn't show up in any psychological testing?

I'd wager a 2007 nickel that the standards used for men, are not used for women (intellectually, physically or psychologically). And that is a shame.

Terminate NASA, and start fresh in a year or two; after they have sorted all of the Federal driftwood out of the system.


26 posted on 02/05/2007 5:34:14 PM PST by Hodar (With Rights, come Responsibilities. Don't assume one, without assuming the other.)
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To: Dog

Would you hold that post against me?


27 posted on 02/05/2007 5:34:17 PM PST by CJ Wolf (Cue Airplane credits.)
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To: burzum

At least this didn't happen ON the shuttle...


28 posted on 02/05/2007 5:34:47 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!'m)
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29 posted on 02/05/2007 5:34:47 PM PST by KevinDavis (“To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual ways of preserving peace” – George Washington)
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To: Dog

I didn't know you could be a meth head and still be an astronaut. Oh well, more proof of the rule that nobody looks good in a mugshot (except that one of Tom DeLay)


30 posted on 02/05/2007 5:35:08 PM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep
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To: burzum

bump


31 posted on 02/05/2007 5:35:12 PM PST by lowbridge ("The mainstream media IS the Democrat Party". - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: burzum

I guess this is one of those "You don't have to make this stuff up" stories. Pretty bizzaro!


32 posted on 02/05/2007 5:35:15 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: tet68

Launched that other astrobabe clear into orbit, huh?

A-OK and all systems go.


33 posted on 02/05/2007 5:35:49 PM PST by elcid1970 (`)
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To: burzum

CSI: Miami episode......


34 posted on 02/05/2007 5:35:56 PM PST by yield 2 the right
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To: burzum

I thought astronauts had to take a whole mess of psych tests.
She must have been out buying pampers that day.


35 posted on 02/05/2007 5:36:26 PM PST by derllak
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To: burzum
Rumor has it that this winsome young lass was the object of the astronaut's wandering affection:


36 posted on 02/05/2007 5:36:48 PM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: burzum
So much for NASA's psychological screening....
37 posted on 02/05/2007 5:36:57 PM PST by Samwise (Go Colts, the Super Bowl Champs!)
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To: burzum

I flunked all of NASA's psychological screening tests.

Interestingly, I passed the CIA's psychological screening with flying colors. The mystery guy who recruited me said I 'fit the profile better than anyone else he had ever met.'

Whatever that means. ;-)


38 posted on 02/05/2007 5:37:15 PM PST by HitmanLV ("I mean, that's a storybook, man!")
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

At least the fight didn't begin AFTER they were launched into space on the shuttle, someone might have taken an unscheduled space "walk".


39 posted on 02/05/2007 5:37:56 PM PST by laconic
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To: Jeff Head

Yeah, I'd hit it.

Ok, someone had to say it!


40 posted on 02/05/2007 5:38:16 PM PST by Eagle Eye (There oughta be a law against excess legislation.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

I wonder what has happened on the shuttle. any reports of a space boink yet?


41 posted on 02/05/2007 5:39:00 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: tet68

Married and a mother of three children, her interests include running, playing the piano and collecting African violets, according to her NASA biography.


42 posted on 02/05/2007 5:39:15 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President**)
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To: cripplecreek
Space girls gone wild!


Well, we know she is passionate about more than her work now.
43 posted on 02/05/2007 5:39:18 PM PST by RunningWolf (2-1 Cav 1975)
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To: LibFreeOrDie
At least this didn't happen ON the shuttle...

I was thinking the same thing, or the Space Station.

44 posted on 02/05/2007 5:39:46 PM PST by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: burzum

Ya think she was vying for the first "hook-up" in space?


45 posted on 02/05/2007 5:39:46 PM PST by G Larry (Only strict constructionists on the Supreme Court!)
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To: G Larry

They had outercourse ?


46 posted on 02/05/2007 5:40:25 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: cripplecreek
Career over.

Space Toast?

47 posted on 02/05/2007 5:40:51 PM PST by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here... move on.)
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To: Dog

Yeah but she'd probably look goood after 9 or 10 months in space.


48 posted on 02/05/2007 5:41:04 PM PST by mrmargaritaville
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To: burzum

Looking at her photo at the article, I would have to say that Meth may have been involved. Thats the only logical explanation I can come up with in this bizarre case........


49 posted on 02/05/2007 5:41:06 PM PST by Hot Tabasco
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To: SoCal Pubbie

As another famous pilot once said,

"a trench coat and wig and, a knife, BB pistol, rubber tubing and plastic bags....Gosh a feller could have a pretty good time in Vegas with this stuff."


50 posted on 02/05/2007 5:41:42 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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