Astronaut Love Triangle Couple to Wed
Relationship survives bizarre confrontation by Lisa Nowak
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jul 10, 2009 12:48 PM CDT
Space Shuttle Discovery Mission Specialist Lisa Nowak waves prior to boarding the astrovan en route to the orbiter at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla., in this July 2, 2006, file photo.   (AP Photo/Terry Renna, FILE)

(Newser) – A bizarre confrontation with a crazed astronaut wasn't enough to end Colleen Shipman's relationship with former astronaut William Oefelein: The Beaver County Times reports the couple will wed next summer. Their relationship became national news 2 years ago when Oefelein's ex, fellow astronaut Lisa Nowak, drove 900 miles from Houston to Orlando to confront Shipman, spraying her with pepper spray, according to the police report.

Authorities found a BB gun, steel mallet, knife, and rubber gloves in her car. Initial reports had Nowak wearing diapers on the trip, but she disputes that detail. She was charged with kidnapping and burglary with assault, and fired from NASA; her trial is set for December.

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Jul 11, 2009 6:39 AM CDT
What makes me moist is the though of her driving 900 miles while wearing a diaper, not stopping for days on end. Gives an entirely new meaning to 'sh!t-hag'. I mean, my G-d, her funk alone would be enough to intoxicate and cripple her nemesis.
Jul 11, 2009 2:09 AM CDT
Check the babe out on FACEBOOK; she might have an account. If you link up with her, let me know how things work out. Good luck.
Jul 10, 2009 6:51 AM CDT
Corona... You said it! Sort of... :-\ Seriously, all that crap in the trunk sounds like the makings of a third-rate (not-so) super-villain accessory set, not an astronaut. In order for that to happen, she would have to lose all that crap in low-earth orbit inside of a $150,000 tool bag. Oooh! That could be her Villain name: "Toolbag!"