terça-feira, 6 de março de 2007

Desenvolvimentos no caso de Lisa Nowak

Uma telenovela astronáutica...

Uau! Para os que estão a seguir este caso, a coisa tornou-se suja... Parece mesmo uma telenovela, nos EUA devem estar a adorar...

Aparentemente não era imaginação da nossa astronauta preferida, como cheguei a especular no meu blog anterior. Sumarizando a confusão em que eles todos se meteram: havia realmente uma relação entre Oefelein e Nowak desde 2004. Nowak teria descrito a relação como 'menos que romântica' para não prejudicar a sua (de Oefelein) carreira na Marinha (ao contrário da NASA, a US Navy tem regulamentos muito estritos acerca da existência de relações entre os membros do seu pessoal).

Mais tarde, e de acordo com as palavras da própria Colleen Shipman, esta teria iniciado uma relação com Oefelein por volta de Novembro de 2006. No entanto Oefelein não tinha realmente dado as coisas por acabadas com Nowak (ler o artigo da CBS mais abaixo), da qual se teria 'separado' apenas em Janeiro deste ano... Nesse meio tempo, Nowak tinha uma chave da casa de Oefelein e a password do seu computador, no qual terá lido emails mais compremetedores entre Oefelein e Shipman...

Boa...

Com a separação do marido de 19 anos, Nowak tinha os ingredientes todos para entrar num lindo parafuso... Mas enfim, coisas destas vemos todos os dias... Não julgo ninguém, nunca fui casado, nem nunca vivi com ninguém... Mas há uma vida destruída, e possívelmente duas - ou três - carreiras... Acho triste. Acho que, às vezes, devíamos tentar pensar com a cabeça de cima...

Fonte: CBS News


E-Mail May Have Sparked Astronaut's Rage
Police Say Nowak Downloaded Messages Between Other Astronaut And Romantic Rival

(CBS/AP) NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak's bizarre 969-mile road trip to confront a romantic rival may have been sparked when she uncovered steamy e-mails sent to her boyfriend by the other woman, documents released Monday showed.

Nowak had collected more than a dozen e-mails sent to her one-time boyfriend, space shuttle pilot Bill Oefelein, including one he received during his shuttle mission, according to the documents, released late Monday by the Orange-Osceola State Attorney's Office.

"Will have to control myself when I see you. First urge will be to rip your clothes off, throw you on the ground and love the hell out of you," Air Force Capt. Colleen Shipman wrote to Oefelein while he was aboard shuttle Discovery in December. "But honestly, love, I want you to totally and thoroughly enjoy your hero's homecoming."

The Orlando Sentinel reports Nowak apparently downloaded the messages from Oefelein's home computer.

Police have said Nowak, 43, raced more than 900 miles in her car from Houston to Orlando on Feb. 5, wearing an adult diaper so she wouldn't have to stop, to confront Shipman, 30. Nowak donned a wig and trench coat, then sprayed a chemical into the woman's car when Shipman wouldn't let Nowak in, police said.

Nowak was charged with attempted kidnapping and burglary with assault last week. She pleaded not guilty on all counts, and her attorney has promised a vigorous defense. Prosecutors declined to file an attempted murder charge recommended by police.

A written arraignment has been scheduled for March 22, at which time pretrial and trial dates will be set.

Since her arrest, Nowak has told police that her relationship with Oefelein was more than a working relationship but less than a romantic one. But Oefelein, 41, told investigators they had been romantically involved since 2004. They broke up shortly after New Year's Day.

However, Oefelein met Shipman in November 2006 during a training exercise at Kennedy Space Center and they began dating shortly afterward, police said. He told police he had given Nowak a key to his Houston apartment as well as his password for access to his home computer.

He also told Shipman that Nowak sometimes used his computer, Shipman told police. Nowak also stored her bicycle at his apartment.

"I told him that it made me very uncomfortable and it made me want to pull away from this relationship 'cause it made me think that he didn't quite cut ties maybe," Shipman said in her statement.

A few days later, after a date, they were lying in bed and Oefelein called her "Lisa," she told police.

Nowak flew on Discovery last summer and won praise for operating the shuttle's robotic arm. NASA relieved her of all mission duties after her arrest and placed her on a 30-day leave, which is up this Thursday.

NASA has not said what her status will be when the leave is up.

She had been scheduled to be the ground communicator with the space shuttle Atlantis crew that is scheduled to launch on a mission to the international space station no earlier than late April.

2 comentários:

ic@rol disse...

Credo... Prefiro as outras notícias interessantes, do espaço e mais além! Não esta telenovela...

Miguel Lopes disse...

Caro/a ic@rol

Sabe, tendo a concordar consigo. Isto já pouco ou nada tem a ver com o espaço, a não ser o pormenor de envolver astronautas.

Não sei a sua idade, mas como eu estou na casa dos 40, cresci numa época em que os astronautas eram mostrados ao público como heróis. De forma que, pessoalmente, me despertou o interesse ver como afinal são tão humanos como nós. Claro, isso já sabíamos (duh), mas nunca tínhamos visto nada tão extremo.

E de qualquer forma, esta gente serve como exemplo - bom e mau - para muitos de nós. Afinal, depois de submetidos a um treino e selecção tão rigorosos, não são realmente 'Zés da esquina'. Alguém uma vez disse que 'os inteligentes aprendem com os próprios erros, e os sábios aprendem com os erros dos outros'.

Obrigado pelo seu comentário/crítica, e volte sempre!

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