by James Buchanan
Remember the crazy female astronaut, Lisa Nowak. One source notes “Lisa Marie Nowak… is an American former naval flight officer and NASA astronaut. Born in Washington, D.C., she was selected by NASA in 1996 and qualified as a mission specialist in robotics. Nowak flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery during the STS-121 mission in July 2006, where she was responsible for operating the robotic arms of the shuttle and the International Space Station.”
“On February 5, 2007, she was arrested in Orlando, Florida, and subsequently charged with the attempted kidnapping of U.S. Air Force Captain Colleen Shipman, who was romantically involved with astronaut William Oefelein. Nowak was released on bail, and initially pleaded not guilty to the charges, which included attempted kidnapping, burglary with assault, and battery. Her assignment to the space agency as an astronaut was terminated by NASA effective March 8, 2007. On November 10, 2009, Nowak agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to charges of felony burglary of a car and misdemeanor battery.”
You’d think the folks running NASA would have said to themselves “We seriously need to screen our female astronauts a lot better in the future.” Recent events however suggest not so much.
An article in the Daily Mail reports “NASA is looking into claims that an astronaut accessed her estranged wife’s bank account from space during a six-month stint on the International Space Station.”
“Decorated astronaut and US Army lieutenant colonel Anne McClain has been accused of improperly gaining access to Summer Worden’s online bank account using NASA computers, the New York Times reported.”
“McClain allegedly accessed the bank account as part of a ‘highly calculated and manipulated campaign’ to obtain custody of Worden’s son, who she had given birth to about a year before the couple got married.”
“Worden, a former Air Force intelligence officer, brought a complaint against McClain with the Federal Trade Commission, claiming that McClain had committed identity theft, even though none of Worden’s funds had been tampered with.”
It sounds like the astronaut was trying to access her ex-partner’s bank account records to get information that she could use as part of a child custody argument. Still, this was technically illegal and any flaky activity during a divorce can and will be used against you in a court of law.
NASA used to make an effort to recruit astronauts who would not become embarrassments to them, but now Diversity has become the most important criteria.
There were probably early signs that Lisa Nowak was promiscuous, unfaithful and even prone to become a stalker.
And there should have been alarms when someone recommended the first lesbian astronaut. Many lesbian relationships tend to be highly irrational and very short-lived. Add to that the fact that homosexuality was considered a form of mental illness up until 1973. McClain and Worden had “their” first baby a year before they got “married” (which brings up the issue that homosexual marriage wasn’t even legal in most states until the Obama administration).
It should have been obvious that someone in a lesbian relationship would be a big risk for NASA’s reputation.
Now that it’s blown up in their faces, don’t expect the bureaucrats at NASA to learn anything. We’ll probably get even more lesbian astronauts and maybe even a tranny. America has been going down the wrong road spiritually for a long time and it will take a cultural revolution to turn things around.