I feel compelled to mention it, since it was all over the news today. In case you didn’t hear about the female astronaut that was charged with attempted murder, the bizarre story can be found here.
I can’t even imagine what must have been going through her mind to throw away her whole career like that, if the story is correct. This morning I saw a couple of inspectors that work over in the area that suits the astronauts up before flight. They had worked with Lisa Nowak and knew her a little. They were shocked and could not believe she had done such a thing. I guess you never really can tell what people are going to do, psychological profiles not withstanding. I do imagine that the NASA public relations department is dealing with some major damage control right now, though.