Thursday, November 27, 2008

Alaska Native Astronaut

William A. Oefelein, also known as Bill, grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and grew up to later to be an astronaut! Bill was a pilot for the space shuttle STS-116 Discovery, which was a seven man crew. The space shuttle launched on December 9, 2006 and was in space for twelve days. He was later fired for being involved with Lisa Nowak

Kairi, A. (May 27, 2007) Yet Another Head to Roll in the Case of Space Nepotism Gone Wrong. November 27, 2008. NASA Fires William Oefelein, Astronaut Involved with Lisa Nowak.

Astronaut Bill Oefelein was fire the end of May in 2007 for being was involved with Astronaut Lisa Nowak, who later tried kidnapping another astronaut. Bill Oefelein was going through a divorce that wasn’t final while he was also involved in a relationship with Lisa Nowak. The two have been reported to have been involved with each other for two years. Then later down the road, Bill was dating another astronaut while being with Lisa, her name is Colleen Shipman. Needless to say, Lisa found out and wanted to confront Colleen personally and kidnap her. Lisa drove all the way from Texas to the Orlando airport, where she sprayed Colleen in the face with pepper spray. When the police arrived on the scene they found that Lisa also brought a knife, BB gun, and a steel mallet. To make matters worse, Lisa wore diapers the whole trip to avoid stopping.

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