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Astronaut Soap Opera

Astronaut Lisa Nowak was charged in Orlando Tuesday with attempted first-degree murder, attempted kidnapping and three other crimes. The charges seem odd for a person of an astronaut's status, but the story gets weirder. Lisa Nowak apparently drove 900 miles to catch Colleen Shipman, a woman she believed was her rival for the affections of her former husband, astronaut William Oefelein.

When she was apprehended, Nowak was wearing a diaper, which she explained was so she wouldn't have to make stops on the way to meeting Shipman. In Nowak's car police, discovered pepper spray, a BB-gun, a new steel mallet, knife and rubber tubing. Based on the evidence found in the car, police charged Nowak with attempting to murder Shipman.

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