Lisa Nowak is crazy. Here’s a little more detail about what she did. According to Associated Content
“Late Monday Ms. Nowak, who flew to the international space station last year, drove 1000 miles from Houston, Texas, to Orlando International Airport on in Florida disguised in a wig and trench coat.
At the airport, Ms. Nowak followed Colleen Shipman, whom she thought a rival for the affections of space shuttle pilot Navy Cmdr. William Oefelein.
In disguise, Ms. Nowak boarded an airport shuttle with Ms. Shipman. At the airport parking lot, Ms. Shipman noticed someone following her, hurried to her car and locked the doors.
Ms. Nowak approached the car where she knocked on the windows, tried to open the doors and pleaded for a ride. Ms. Shipman cracked the car window when Ms. Nowak began to cry and was sprayed with pepper spray through the opening.
Ms. Shipman drove away and alerted airport security who called the police. Police followed Ms. Nowak and saw her dispose of a bag which contained the wig and a BB gun. When apprehended, Ms. Nowak was carrying another bag containing a steel mallet, a 4-inch folding knife, rubber tubing, $600 and garbage bags.
Police found Nowak’s car at a nearby motel with a pepper spray package, an unused BB-gun cartridge, latex gloves, and an opened package for a buck knife. A love letter from Ms. Nowak to Mr. Oefelein, e-mails between Ms. Shipman and Mr. Oefelein and hand written directions to Ms. Shipman’s home address were also recovered from the vehicle.”
Nowak used her experience to help her catch her victim. Nowak wore diapers (astronauts were them during launch) during the drive to Orlando so she wouldn’t have to stop and lose time. I just don’t remember the wig, steel mallet, rubber tubing, garbage bag, and folding saw in the flight checklist. Below is a picture of Coleen Shipman. Of course Nowak’s photo wasn’t too bad in uniform either, now look.