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Astronaut charged with attempted kidnapping

  1. Feb 6, 2007 #1
    http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/02/05/space.love/index.html

    Obviously our government was successful in choosing mentally balanced candidates for our astronaut corp.

    Good thing they weren't mounting a mission to mars.
     
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  3. Feb 6, 2007 #2
    I thought the post said Astronuc is arrested, I was like :surprised whaaa:rofl:

    Well it's pretty sad, but love makes fools of us all....
     
  4. Feb 6, 2007 #3

    BobG

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    Only 99.7% of the time. (about 320 past and current astronauts, not counting other countries astronauts, civilian passengers, etc)
     
  5. Feb 6, 2007 #4
    Man, that's intense. Her car was packed with all kinds of props to help with the kidnapping including diapers she was going to force the victim to wear to eliminate the need for rest stops along the way.
     
  6. Feb 6, 2007 #5

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    Obviously something snapped along the way. I guess it proves a point that the right person can turn anyone into a blundering, idiotic common criminal.

    How she made it to the rank of Captain is beyond me.

    Oh. I just figured it out. Obviously, on her flight to the ISA, she was obviously irradiated by a stray cloud of gamma particles that is slowly turning her into a super villain.
     
  7. Feb 6, 2007 #6

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    :bugeye: She is married!?!?! :surprised And she wants to keep the other woman from a guy with whom she is somehow involved? :eek:

    Edit: Apparently she will be charged with attempted murder!

    I think she needs some serious psychiatric intervention.

    Very sad. :frown:


    Yeah. Obviously I will have to make NASA and the rest of the world to change the word "astronaut" in order to avoid any conflict or confusion in the future. For the record - I had nothing to do with this. I don't even know these people. :biggrin:
     
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  8. Feb 6, 2007 #7

    Ivan Seeking

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    NASA has rescheduled her for a 2027 flight.
     
  9. Feb 6, 2007 #8

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    some joker put this in wikipedia:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Nowak
     
  10. Feb 6, 2007 #9

    Ivan Seeking

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    Thats Funny!!!
     
  11. Feb 6, 2007 #10

    BobG

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    That's just wrong. :rofl:

    I can see a 'made for cable television' movie coming out soon. What a bizarre turn of events in less than a year!
     
  12. Feb 6, 2007 #11

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    That can't be right - she'd be 63! What are those people thinking - or are they even thinking?

    I would imagine that she will get a medical leave or discharge.

    Edit:
    I don't think she'll be able to make it.

    http://www.abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=2852454&page=1
    :uhh:
     
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  13. Feb 6, 2007 #12
    The rest of the world already changed to cosmonaut long ago. The word astronaut doesn't really make sense (if ever they do travel to a star I hope they go at night so they don't get burned up). But then cosmonaut isn't specific enough as we are all, in a sense, cosmonauts. If we don't come up with something quick, there's a danger it will become naughtynaut. I suggest "ex-pat".
     
  14. Feb 6, 2007 #13

    Ivan Seeking

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    It just occurred to me; "some joker" did it. :wink:

    Whatever you say JokesAreHard.
     
  15. Feb 6, 2007 #14
    Now that would be news :rofl:

    I cant decide what is more Sad, this managed to get on the news, or what the stupid woman did. I guess that the article managed to make the news, at least the woman can say it was a crime of passion, whats the tabloids excuses?
     
  16. Feb 6, 2007 #15
    hahaha... Sarcasim from an American.. Someone call the papers, I think we have some *real* news this time :rofl:
     
  17. Feb 6, 2007 #16

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    Don't you think it makes good news?
     
  18. Feb 6, 2007 #17
    Errmm.. Nope, was I not clear enough for you :smile:
     
  19. Feb 6, 2007 #18
    Don't be so cynical one of the most cynical and sarcastic persons I ever had the fortune or misfortune to "meet" was from New York or more correctly talk to over the internet phone methods, there you can be sure sarcasm is alive and well:smile:

    On the other hand I was online once and making some really obviously false statements and was accused of being a liar and a cheat by an American, so it varies from place to place, but some of those damned Yankees get the humour in sarcasm :wink: they're getting better at it than us, if it isn't bad enough that they steal our great comedians, they're stealing our culture too, and what do we get Starsky and bloody Hutch,24, BattleStar Galictica, House:grumpy:, and an increasing gun culture :wink::biggrin::lol:
     
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  20. Feb 6, 2007 #19

    Ivan Seeking

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    It certainly calls into question NASA's ability to screen for psychological problems. Since NASA is funded by tax payer dollars, we are not only interested, as the owners we have a right and a need to know.
     
  21. Feb 6, 2007 #20

    Tom Mattson

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    Astronuc's been charged with WHAT?!

    Oh, my mistake, I just read it wrong. :redface: :biggrin:
     
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