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02/07/07 - Houston, Texas

Astronaut Back in Texas After Charges

Astronaut Lisa Nowak returned to Texas on Wednesday, a day after being charged in Florida with trying to murder the woman she believed was her romantic rival for a space shuttle pilot's affections.

A police car met her plane on the tarmac, and Nowak, her head covered by a jacket, was escorted down the stairs and into the waiting squad car, then driven away.

Nowak was charged Tuesday with attempted first-degree murder, attempted kidnapping and three other crimes stemming from what police described as a love triangle involving a fellow astronaut. It was a remarkable downfall for a woman whose life seemed to be on a perfect trajectory until a few months ago.

Story courtesy of the Associated Press.

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