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Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Astronaut Attempts New Mission: Murder and Kidnapping

From In what NASA is calling a bizarre and sad story, an astronaut is being accused of attempted kidnapping and murder.

Police say that Lisa Nowak planned to kidnap and kill someone she considered a romantic rival for the affection of another astronaut.

Nowak, 43, is a married mother of three. She has been an astronaut for more than a decade. Her first space flight took place last summer, when she blasted off into space on the Fourth of July.

After the charge of attempted murder was added to the accusations against Nowak, the judge in the case raised her bail to $25,000. The case is unprecedented in the history of the space agency's elite astronaut corps. Listen. . . [Mark Godsey]

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Already, the enterprising are cashing in on yet another public fall from grace by selling "Astronaut Love Triangle" t-shirts:

Posted by: Rick | Feb 8, 2007 7:52:16 AM

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