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In , Nowak received her commission in the United States Navy. Pacific Fleet in small and large-scale exercises with jamming and missile profiles. She was then assigned to the Naval Air Systems Command , working on acquisition of new systems for naval aircraft, when she was selected for the astronaut program. Navy admirals recommended that she be discharged from the Navy and her rank reduced from Captain to Commander. Her service was classified as "other than honorable". After schedule changes, she instead went into space on July 4, , as a member of the STS crew assigned to the International Space Station.

There, she was involved in the development of flight training curricula for broad use throughout the Navy. Nowak, a classmate at both the U. Naval Academy and naval flight school, in Their affair lasted two years, with Oefelein beginning to break it off gradually near the end of She packed latex gloves, a black wig, a BB pistol and ammunition, pepper spray , a hooded tan trench coat, a 2-pound 0.

Early police reports indicated she wore Maximum Absorbency Garments during the trip, but she later denied wearing them. Nowak slapped the window and tried to open the car door, asked for a ride, then started crying. Shipman rolled down the window a couple of inches after which Nowak sprayed the pepper spray into the car.

Shipman drove off to the parking lot booth where police were summoned. Several Orlando Police Department Airport Division officers arrived minutes later, with the first officer observing Nowak throwing a bag into the trash at a parking shuttle bus stop. Nowak was subsequently arrested at Orlando International Airport on charges of attempted kidnapping, battery, attempted vehicle burglary with battery, and destruction of evidence.

Citing evidence of elaborate planning, disguises and weapons, police recommended she be held without bail. On February 6, , both appeared before a judge on her behalf. Her lawyer alleged that police and prosecutors, unhappy that Nowak had been granted bail, pressed more serious charges solely to keep her confined to jail.

After posting bail, Nowak was released from jail. The initial report released by the panel raised questions in regards to possible alcohol use prior to flight.

In light of all the other controls in place on launch day, the L-0 flight surgeon check provides a reasonable likelihood of identifying signs of illness or impairment of the level that would threaten flight safety.

A floppy disk contained two photographs of Nowak riding in a bicycle race, and 15 images depicting an unidentified woman in different stages of undress. An evidence report dated March 15 indicated that nearly all of the photographs and drawings depicted scenes of bondage.

Investigators also examined two USB drives found in the car. They contained family pictures, digital movies, and NASA-related materials. Investigators concluded that the information on the disk and USB drives did not have any direct relationship to the alleged kidnapping attempt. Phone records show that she called him at least 12 times, and sent 7 text messages the day after he returned from his shuttle flight on December 22 that he did not retrieve until December 24 when they had a 7-minute conversation.

During December and January, over calls were recorded, although it is unclear who called whom. Under questioning by NASA and military investigators, Oefelein reportedly stated that he had broken off the relationship with Nowak. He did, however, have her to lunch in his apartment at least once in January, they continued to train together for a bicycle race, and they also went to the gym together.

On March 2, Florida prosecutors filed three formal charges against Nowak: Nowak formally entered a plea of not guilty to the kidnapping charges on March 22 at an arraignment hearing although she was not present in person. The trial was originally due to commence on July 30, , but was postponed until April 7, , to allow the prosecution time to prepare for an anticipated insanity defense.

According to documents submitted by her lawyer, Nowak was evaluated by two psychiatrists who diagnosed her with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder , Asperger syndrome , a single episode of major depressive disorder and a " brief psychotic disorder with marked stressors" at the time of the incident. A hearing on that appeal occurred on October 21, The case was sent back for trial.

A pre-trial status hearing was scheduled for June 22, On April 1, , the judge ordered Nowak to undergo two psychiatric evaluations before June 12, The trial was scheduled for December 7, On November 10, , Nowak entered a guilty plea to lesser charges. Navy with an "other than honorable" discharge and that her rank be reduced from Captain to Commander.

Garcia III said in a statement that Nowak would retire with an "other than honorable" discharge and her pay grade would be reduced one rank. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.


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