Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Flying High

From World Net Daily:

Lovesick NASA astronaut 'tries to kidnap colleague'

Woman who pined for pilot allegedly stalks fellow aviator, faces attempted-murder charge

Posted: February 6, 2007
5:50 p.m. Eastern

© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com

ORLANDO, Fla. – It seems almost out of this world, but a lovesick NASA astronaut allegedly attacked a fellow female space traveler over the attention of another male astronaut.

Now, Lisa Marie Nowak, a mission specialist on a Discovery launch last summer, will be charged with attempted murder in addition to attempted kidnapping, battery, attempted vehicle burglary with battery and destruction of evidence.

Orlando police are in the process of adding the more serious charge that Nowak, 43, tried to kill the woman, according to Orange County jail spokesman Allen Moore.

Nowak was reportedly released after posting $25,000 bail late this afternoon.

Early yesterday, Nowak reportedly was wearing a trench coat and wig as she carried a knife, brand new steel mallet, BB pistol, rubber tubing, plastic bags, black gloves and $600 in cash at Orlando International Airport.

She drove from Texas to meet the 1 a.m. flight of a younger woman who had also been seeing Bill Oefelein, the astronaut Nowak had feelings for.

Police reports indicate that once Air Force Capt. Colleen Shipman arrived, Nowak followed her to long-term parking, tried to get into Shipman's car and doused her with pepper spray.

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