NASA Dumps Deranged Astronaut

Nowak will be sent back to the Navy
By Julia ,  Newser User
Posted Mar 8, 2007 1:16 PM CST
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(Newser) – Love-lorn Lisa Nowak made history again Wednesday, when she became the first astronaut ever to get a pink slip from NASA. The space agency remanded her to the U.S. Navy, for whom she was officially on assignment at NASA.

Nowak became the space agency's first active-duty astronaut to be accused of a felony last month, when she attacked the new girlfriend of her ex-lover, fellow astronaut William Oefelein. Once criminal proceedings against Nowak are complete, she may face military charges.