Astronaut Sex Scandal:Guilty!

Astronaut Sex Scandal: Guilty!

Ex-Astronaut Lisa Nowak, who attacked her rival in a love triangle, pleaded guilty today to burglary of a car and misdemeanor battery, avoiding kidnapping and attempted murder charges. Under a plea bargain agreement, she was sentenced to two days in jail (already served) and one year of probation, which she will undoubtedly serve in the company of a literary agent and ghost writer.

On February 5, 2007, Captain Nowak was arrested at the Orlando airport after driving 900 miles non-stop from Houston and pepper-spraying her romantic rival, Air Force Captain Colleen Shipman. Ms. Shipman was the current lover of Ms. Nowak’s old flame, Astronaut William Oefelein.

Nowak’s car contained latex gloves, a wig, a BB pistol and ammunition, pepper spray, a 2-pound drilling hammer, rubber tubing, plastic garbage bags, an 8-inch folding knife, and (apparently) the Astronaut’s friend, Maximum Absorbency Garments (adult diapers). Ms. Nowak denied wearing the diapers on her non-stop 24-hour drive. She also pleaded insanity before taking the plea bargain.

NASA dismissed both of the lover-Astronauts. The trial made public intimate emails, embarrassing  Ms. Shipman and Mr. Oefelein. Ms. Nowak pleaded guilty.

But there is a happy ending. The Shipman-Oefelein wedding is scheduled for the summer of 2010.


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4 Responses to “Astronaut Sex Scandal:Guilty!”

  1. SamR Says:

    The male astronaut didn’t get much out of the deal. Coleen Shipman is [unprepossessing]. A silly drama queen to boot. Hard to say which gal is more jealous; Shipman wants blood. Run Oefelein run.

  2. mercurynv Says:

    adult diapers = hot. I thought this was going to be astronauts have sex in space or something, not a crazy chick on a rampage.

  3. admin Says:

    It is interesting.I thought this was going to be astronauts have sex in space

  4. Mike Licht Says:

    admin wrote:

    I thought this was going to be astronauts have sex in space

    This is the duo we all voted “Most Likely To,” but they deny it.

    Of course they would, wouldn’t they ….

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