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    Oooh that mugshot is speshul.

    I guess I just find this ironic, given the myriad psychological tests that potential astronauts must go through. . .
     
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    Astronaut Charged With Murder Attempt

    http://www.breitbart.com/news/2007/02/06/D8N4BF1G0.html

    Astronaut Charged With Murder Attempt

    Feb 06 12:13 PM US/Eastern

    By MIKE SCHNEIDER
    Associated Press Writer

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A jail official says a NASA astronaut is being charged with attempted first-degree murder in alleged kidnapping attempt involving a romantic rival.
    Lisa Marie Nowak was charged earlier Tuesday with attempting to kidnap a romantic rival in a love triangle with another astronaut.
    Nowak, a Navy captain and married mother of three, stood in a jail uniform, looking down during most of the hearing. The 43-year-old robotics specialist faces charges including attempted kidnapping, attempted vehicle burglary with battery, destruction of evidence and battery.
    Police said Nowak drove 900 miles, donned a disguise and was armed with a BB gun and pepper spray when she confronted a woman she believed was a competitor for the affections of Navy Cmdr. William Oefelein, an unmarried fellow astronaut.
    Oefelein, 41, piloted the space shuttle Discovery in December. He and Nowak trained together but never flew a mission together.
    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 found a love letter to Oefelein in her car.
    According to authorities, Nowak believed another woman, Colleen Shipman, was romantically involved with Oefelein. When Nowak found out Shipman was flying to Orlando from Houston, Nowak decided to confront her early Monday, according to the arrest affidavit.
    Nowak raced from Houston to Orlando wearing diapers in the car so she wouldn't have to stop to go to the bathroom, authorities said. Astronauts wear diapers during launch and re-entry.
    Dressed in a wig and a trench coat, she waited for Shipman's plane to land and then boarded the same airport shuttle bus Shipman took to get to her car, police said. Shipman told police she noticed someone following her, hurried inside the car and locked the doors, according to the arrest affidavit.
    Nowak rapped on the window, tried to open the car door and asked for a ride. Shipman refused but rolled down the car window a few inches when Nowak started crying, the statement said. Nowak then sprayed a chemical into Shipman's car, the affidavit said. Shipman drove to the parking lot booth and police were called.
    An officer reported following Nowak and watching her throw away a bag containing the wig and BB gun. Police also found a steel mallet, a 4- inch folding knife, rubber tubing, $600 and garbage bags inside a bag Nowak was carrying when she was arrested, authorities said.
    Oefelein and Shipman, who the Houston Chronicle said worked at Patrick Air Force Base near the Kennedy Space Center, did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
    NASA spokesman James Hartsfield in Houston said that, as of Monday, Nowak's status with the astronaut corps remained unchanged. "What will happen beyond that, I will not speculate," he said.
    Hartsfield said he couldn't recall the last time an astronaut was arrested and said there were no rules against fraternizing among astronauts.
    Police said Nowak told them that she only wanted to scare Shipman into talking to her about her relationship with Oefelein and didn't want to harm her physically.
    "If you were just going to talk to someone, I don't know that you would need a wig, a trench coat, an air cartridge BB gun and pepper spray," said Orlando police Sgt. Barbara Jones. "It's just really a very sad case."
    According to NASA's official biography, Nowak is a Naval Academy graduate who has a master's degree in aeronautical engineering. She has a teenage son and younger twin girls.
    Oefelein has two children and began his aviation career as a teenager flying floatplanes in Alaska, according to a NASA biography. He studied electrical engineering at Oregon State University and later earned a master's degree in aviation systems at the University of Tennessee Space Institute. He has been an astronaut since 1998.
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    Associated Press writers Kelli Kennedy and Jessica Gresko in Miami contributed to this report.
     
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    Re: Astronaut Charged With Murder Attempt

    And this is related to football, how?
     
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    Re: Astronaut Charged With Murder Attempt

    The article does say "BB" in it :D
     
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    Re: Astronaut Charged With Murder Attempt

    Can you give us the Wall Street Report while you are playing newsperson? :D
     
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    Re: Astronaut Charged With Murder Attempt

    If she goes to jail, do the Pats get a compensatory pick? and in what round. Or would it be a better option to franchise her?
     
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    Re: Astronaut Charged With Murder Attempt

    Spot on:

    [​IMG] Finally, those orange flight suits make sense.
     
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    Re: Astronaut Charged With Murder Attempt

    Rule number 32: Everything has to do with football. Somehow.
     
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    Re: Astronaut Charged With Murder Attempt

    Sorry if you don't like this post but if you actually look at other posts on this site you will see that some of them are not realted to football. You can find a whole list of these posts in the "off topic forums" section and this is where I made my post.
     
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    Re: Astronaut Charged With Murder Attempt

    Why is this not in the lady's lounge with pics? :D
     
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    I think that this thread was in the ladies lounge but "someone" moved it.
     

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