Astronauts: April 2007 Archives

Law & Order Criminal Intent: "Season 6Episode 6019 ROCKET MAN9/8pm 05/01/07 MURDERED ASTRONAUT CASE UNCOVERS STEAMY AFFAIR AND MULTIPLE SUSPECTS; TATE DONOVAN AND AMY RYAN GUEST STAR -- Commander Luke Nelson (guest star Tate Donovan) and Lieutenant Jessica Hart are in New York City to promote an upcoming shuttle launch, when Hart winds up murdered in their hotel. Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) question an ex-boyfriend and jealous colleagues of Hart, who was set to be the youngest astronaut ever to go up in space. When Detectives learn that the married Commander Nelson was having an affair with Lieutenant Hart, they realize many people were involved in covering up the dirty secret. Amy Ryan and Eric Bogosian also star. TV-14"

The Jealous Astronaut, earlier post
Billy O Does SNL, earlier post
Astronaut Bashing (NASA) Goes Mainstream, earlier post
Other links

Billy O Still MIA

STS-116 crew completes European tour, ESA

"I never ever thought there would be such enormous interest as there has been," said ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesang, commenting on the European post-flight tour he has just completed together with the rest of the STS-116 Space Shuttle crew. In just nine days the crew worked through an intensive schedule of presentations and visits in five European countries."

Editor's note: Look at the photos and read the article. Where's Bill Oefelein? He's back at NASA after hiding from the media his vacation, right? He doesn't seem to care much for doing public appearances any more - yet the remainder of his STS-116 crew mates certainly do. He's missed several at NASA already. I thought this was part of what astronauts are required to do? Or is he too busy laying low?

This email may provide a few clues:

FROM William Oefelein to Colleen Shipman: Here are a few more specifics about the Europe trip for your planning purposes. Hope you can make this one too!! I promise to stop bugging you with these annoying trips but I need my beautiful Irish girl to keep the evil, ugly bread canister ladies away from me. I'm not sure when Christer needs the names, but if it looks like a abetter than 50% chance you can go I will let him know. Don't feel pressured to have to make a definitive decision though. I understand you have your other commitments so we will see what happens. By the way, if you think you may be able to go, you'll need a passport. I assume yours is still valid from before? Was is a blue one or brown one?

Trying to rekindle love affair with NASA, opinion, Orlando Sentinel

"I've not lost my love for the space program, although I admit that with kids and careers, the program has not gotten my full attention for some time. But that's just an excuse, and I've been trying to rekindle my love affair with NASA. While the "Astronaut Love Scandal" was featured on the front page of the Sentinel again Wednesday, the real news was on Page A3, headlined, "Repairs Delay Next Shuttle Liftoff Until at Least June."

Lisa Nowak Saga Update

Police Discover Bondage Images in Car of Lovesick NASA Astronaut Lisa Nowak, AP

"Police found bondage photos on a computer disk, British currency and pills in former astronaut Lisa Nowak's car after she was arrested for trying to kidnap a romantic rival, according to documents released Tuesday by the State Attorney's Office."

Nowak Saga Update

Judge to block former Astronaut files?, Orlando Sentinel

"Call it a rookie mistake by a rookie judge. Just hours after ordering that no more details in the high-profile criminal prosecution of former NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak be made public Thursday, Orange Circuit Court Judge Marc Lubet backed down."



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