By Gregory MonePosted 08.29.2007 at 5:58 pm 0 Comments
The lawyers for former NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak, currently on trial for attempted kidnapping and intent to inflict bodily harm, may claim temporary insanity.
The married mother of three allegedly drove 900 miles from Houston to Orlando to attack a woman she believed was dating an astronaut with whom Nowak had also been romantically involved.
Nowak, who was part of the second shuttle mission to the ISS following the Columbia disaster, and recently apologized publicly for her actions, apparently suffered from depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, insomnia and other illnesses before setting out on her trip. NASA already dismissed both Nowak and the other astronaut, Navy Commander William Oefelein.—Gregory Mone
Lisa Marie Nowak and William Oefelein, before the fall
No one ever said Cupid worked gently—the guy carries a bow and arrow, after all—but lately his orchestrations have been downright violent. In the month leading up to Valentines Day, three macabre love triangles have burst into the media: one involving residents of Second Life, one concerning skydivers, and today, perhaps the most gripping scenario, which entangled a trio of astronauts.