Astronauts Find Love In Space, Charges On Ground

Don’t Piss Her Off(Yes, I checked with Dr. BA to make sure he hasn’t covered this yet, and he hasn’t. No peek above the garters for him this time.)

Via CNN:

ORLANDO, Florida (CNN) — A NASA astronaut was arrested Monday on battery and attempted kidnapping charges after allegedly trying to subdue a romantic rival with pepper spray and abduct her from a parking lot at Orlando International Airport, police said.

Navy Capt. Lisa Marie Nowak, who was a mission specialist aboard the space shuttle Discovery in July, and Colleen Shipman were both reported to be “in a relationship” with astronaut Bill Oefelein, a Navy commander, according to a police report of the incident.

Nowak, 43, has been charged with battery, attempted kidnapping, attempted burglary to a vehicle and destruction of evidence. Police have recommended Nowak be held without bond.

According to the report, she told police that her relationship with Oefelein was “more than a working relationship but less than a romantic relationship.”

I think that means they were just fucking.

The rest of this is just too juicy to not read. Diapers, pepper spray, cops, BB guns, wigs and trenchcoats. Here’s just some of it:

Those items included a wig and a plastic bag containing a carbon dioxide-powered BB pistol, the report said.Inside a bag Nowak was carrying, the officer found a tan trench coat, a new steel mallet, a new folding knife with a 4-inch blade, 3 to 4 feet of rubber tubing, large plastic garbage bags and about $600 in cash, the report said.

Nowak admitted the details of Shipman’s allegations, according to the police report, and permitted a search of her car.

Inside the car, police found an a half-dozen latex gloves, MapQuest directions from Houston to Orlando International Airport, e-mails from Shipman to Oefelein, diapers that Nowak said she used to eliminate stops along the highway, a letter indicating how much she loved Oefelein and directions to Shipman’s home address in Florida, the report said.

Asked about the BB pistol, Nowak told police it “was going to be used to entice Ms. Shipman to talk with her,” the report said.

Ahhh… Love.


  1. […] peek above my garters to my Lover Kate, who beat Dr. BA to the punch on this by quite a bit…  (in his defense, he’s been in […]

  2. Kate, where’d you get the cartoon of my redhead?

    I had at least one thought about helping with the censorship issue…while I still haven’t managed to update my blog rolls, I wonder if we all (meaning everyone who visits and has their own blog) links to “Itch”, that might actually get you more readers. I know that doesn’t affect censorship, but it would make people aware of your situation.

    The only good thing about insomnia is being able to get more posts done.

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