This is so completely sad:
The Orlando police allege that Nowak drove 950 miles from Houston to Orlando wearing adult diapers used in space and disguised herself in a dark wig, glasses and trench coat to confront Shipman in the parking lot of Orlando International Airport, according to a police affidavit. Nowak considered her a rival for the affections of a fellow astronaut, Bill Oefelein, according to the affidavit.
The Orlando police said that Nowak followed Shipman to a parking lot at the airport, where Shipman entered her car. Nowak approached the car window and tried to open the door. When Shipman would not open the door, Nowak began to cry, the police said. Shipman cracked the window, and Nowak sprayed pepper spray into the vehicle.
She later told police, that was stupid, according to the affidavit. (**no kidding!) -** Via Diaper-wearing astronaut jailed in love ...
And, now Lisa Nowak is being charged with attempted first degree murder:
A jail official says NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak is being charged with attempted first-degree murder in alleged kidnapping attempt involving a romantic rival.
Here’s the whole sad Lisa Nowak story:
Nowak sped from Houston to Orlando wearing diapers in the car so she wouldn’t have to stop to go to the bathroom, according to broadcast reports.
Dressed in a wig and a trench coat, Nowak waited for Shipman’s plane to land and then reportedly boarded the same airport shuttle bus as Shipman. Shipman told police she noticed that someone appeared to be following her, so she hurried inside her car and locked the doors, according to police.
Nowak tapped on the window, tried to open the car door and asked for a lift. When Shipman refused Nowak started crying. Shipman rolled down the car window down a few inches when Nowak sprayed what is being called pepper spray into Shipman’s car. Shipman then sped away to the parking lot booth, where police were called.
An officer reported following Nowak and watched her throw away a bag containing the wig and BB gun. Police also found a steel mallet, a 4-inch folding knife, rubber tubing, $600 and garbage bags inside a bag Nowak was carrying when she was arrested.
According to NASA’s official biography, Ms. Nowak is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate who has a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering. She rode aboard Discovery in July.
If you want to read Lisa Nowak’s official bio, you can check it out at the official NASA site.
Here’s an official NASA video of Lisa Nowak in action: