Astronaut charged in attempted murder/love triangle drama

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  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/02/06/astronaut.arrested/index.html

    Wow, they couldn't even write this stuff for a movie on the Lifetime Cable channel.

    And you have to wonder what astronaut Bill Oefelein is thinking or what sort of locker room talk is going on :p

    Just unbelievable....

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  2. emw macrumors G4

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    I saw this in the paper this morning and heard in on the news on the way in to work. Bizarre. Add to the story that this woman (the woman driving from Houston to Orlando with a diaper, rubber hoses, a mallet, plastic garbage bags, a buck knife, and pepper spray) was flying a shuttle mission a month ago and it gets really scary.

    Truth is indeed stranger than fiction...
     
  3. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Read it in the paper while in class too. Though its serious, it made me laugh. Some people need serious help.
     
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    Are astronauts not required to undergo psychological testing to uncover strange behaviour such as this? Ah well, I read it earlier today but thought it was some joke.. glad to see the world is crazier than I am.
     
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    Just goes to show you why ET wont have much to do with us when even our astronauts are crazy.

    Maybe she was just space happy:)

    To much time in NASA diapers it appears.
     
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    On the up side, this astronaut really focuses on a mission.
     
  7. failsafe1 macrumors 6502a

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    See this proves if we would spend more time in space our astronauts would not have so much free time. Good thing we don't have space ray guns either. Be careful you'll shoot your eye out and send it into a decaying orbit around earth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. sturigdson macrumors regular

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    Okay.

    With this and the Boston AquaTeen "bomb scare," I really think this is my favorite news-week ever.
     
  9. failsafe1 macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps she panicked and thought the end was near when she saw the AquaTeen bombs and did now want to die without expressing her true feelings. Or worse yet perhaps the AT bomb brain scrambler made her do it.
     
  10. emw macrumors G4

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    Nice. :D

    I do like how she went so far as to wear diapers so she didn't need to take bathroom breaks. Don't let my boss hear about this or we'll have a new company policy.
     
  11. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    I thought the same thing. Had someone written something like this in a screenplay they would have been laughed out of the room.

    She's got that same crazed look as that Runaway Bride gal. What was odd was that she was married and had three kids. Usually these stalker, obsessive compulsive type people are single, divorced or somehow unattached and then imagine themselves in a relationship that doesn't really exist.

    I wonder what the guy has to say about what their relationship has been. I knew a girl once that could develop a crush and be convinced you were her steady girlfriend just because you greeted her with a smile at work (just like you would anyone else). I wonder if the male astronaut even had a clue that this gal had an interest in him outside of work.

    She sure threw away a dream career though. I'd bet my life savings she isn't going up on a shuttle mission again.
     
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    Got the Right Stuff?

    Wouldn’t a long drive like that, particularly in a puddle of your own pee, give you some time to think things over? And come to your senses?
     
  13. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    It takes a certain level of perserverance to see that trek to its conclusion under those circumstances, that's for sure.

    I really try to avoid following other people's misery, but this one might be worth tuning in to a couple tabloid shows to get all the salacious details. I'm dying to know what her husband and kids think was going on here.
     
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    The human race is crazier then a popsicle in Alaska. Just this past week we have

    Boston is shut down because of Lite Brights signs pushing a cartoon?

    We hear about a UFO over O'Hare Airport seen by pilots,mechanics,regular people, cell phone pictures and Dept of Homeland Security response is....nothing?

    A D.A.D uses a stun gun multiple times on a infant baby because its crying?

    Astronaut drives 900 miles wearing diapers to get at a female rival?

    Anyone who says God made us is mistaken or it must have been a Monday or a Friday.
     
  15. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Yes, and I have an idea she just flunked her next psych exam.
     
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    Its pretty sad really. She's married with 3 kids. She pretty much threw away her entire life (marriage and career) in one desperate action.
     
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    I think so - a quick Google search reveals a bunch of articles about psychology and astronauts. Looks like she failed both the "performs well under stress" and "plays well with others" sections.

    And then I thought - wow, these are the folks building our space station...
     
  18. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    I also tend to think that the doctor that last passed her will get a professional review.

    That is going to suck to be that doctor, when your patient turns out to be a nutcase.

    Of course look at that guy that sold all the US intelligence data and is in jail for treason, he didn't pass any of his psych exams -- and was continually promoted.
     
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    A sad story, but it sells because it's a common story that pulls on our ideals/preconceptions while featuring adults wearing diapers. And they tell us adolescents are drawn to absurdity ...

    How long before we get a rush of pulp "Murder in the space shuttle" fiction?
     
  20. MacNut macrumors Core

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    HAHA that is brilliant, Post of the day.:D :p
     
  21. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Well, she didn't actually fly the shuttle. She was payload ... I mean mission specialist.
     
  22. MacNut macrumors Core

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    We had that already.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I think she performs well under stress. She just screwed up at the end of her plan, and only "just."
     
  24. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    I bet she was on the "Right Stuff"?

    At the time.

    Looking at the before and after images of astronut Lisa "Diapers" Nowak. On the left, a healthy lady astronaut. On the right, note the weight loss, thinner hair and papery skin…

    Meth…

    Which would explain the determination the lady astronaut displayed.
     

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  25. MarkCollette macrumors 68000

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    Maybe this is due to the stresses of space travel? Tissues break down in space, which can totally mess with hormones. Plus, who knows what kind of freaky radiation she might have been exposed to?
     

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