Astronaut To face attempted murder charge
I just read this story on startribune.com about some crazy astronaut who flew off the handle. Apparently she had a crush on some other astronaut, and when she found out that guy was seeing some non-astronaut woman, astronaut-girl donned a disguise and tried to pepper spray the woman. The story was good because it was full of crazy details. The reporter gave pretty extensive lists of the weapons and items astronaut girl had with her - buck knife, bb gun, $600, garbage bags, a wig, a trench coat, pepper spray - and also the reporter got gross details about how Nowak, the astronaut girl, drove from Houston to Orlando to confront the woman and wore diapers for the drive so she wouldn't have to stop the drive (gross!). The reporter also did a good job by getting comments from other astronauts and a couple of higher-ups at NASA, which revealed that though she's being charged, her status as an astronaut has not yet changed. However, the man she pined for and the woman she is charged with trying to kill didn't comment by the time the story was printed. All and all though, good content, good coverage. i hadn't heard about this until now and the piece wasn't written like follow-up, it gave me the full story.