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Here is a story that I found interesting in a number of different ways: http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/02/06/astronaut.arrested/index.html

Think of a NASA astronaut carefully screened for her rational thinking and mental stability, and a married mother of three children. What does she do when she is in the outer space? You guessed it right: she starts an affair with the spaceship commander, and when she is back on Earth, she intends to kill the other astronaut in the love triangle.
 
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Nowak wore a diaper during the 14-hour drive so that she wouldn't have to stop for bathroom breaks



BARF ! I never wanna be an astronaut
 
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Nowak - not a candidate for a mission to Mars.
 
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It's funny how sloppy reporting, together with casual reading, serve to muck these stories up in the public perception. My understanding differs in a couple of important particulars: Nowak and Oefelein have never been on a mission together, and Shipman is not an astronaut.

But still: wow, you can't make stuff like this up. I want the Coen brothers to make a movie about it.
 
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
It's funny how sloppy reporting, together with casual reading, serve to muck these stories up in the public perception. My understanding differs in a couple of important particulars: Nowak and Oefelein have never been on a mission together, and Shipman is not an astronaut.



I stand corrected on both counts. It was indeed a casual reading on my part. As sensational the story is, there was no sex in the outer space.
 
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