Couple in Astronaut Love Triangle Case to Wed
Astronaut William Oefelein, STS-116 pilot, moves a stowage bag through the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station while Space Shuttle Discovery was docked with the station.
A couple involved in an infamous love triangle are getting married.
The Beaver County Times received an engagement announcement from the parents of Colleen Shipman. She and former astronaut William Oefelein plan a summer 2010 wedding in Shipman?s hometown, just outside of Pittsburgh.
Another former astronaut, Lisa Nowak, drove a thousand miles from Houston to Orlando and allegedly attacked Shipman with pepper spray in an Orlando International Airport parking lot in February 2007. According to Shipman, Nowak also tried to get into her car.
Nowak later told police that
she only wanted to talk to Shipman.
However, she was wearing a wig, trench coat and glasses, and was carrying a duffel bag filled with a bb pistol, four-inch hunting knife, rubber mallet, surgical tubing, latex gloves and garbage bags. She had also followed Shipman around the airport for nearly two hours as Shipman waited for her luggage to arrive.
Oefelein had dated Shipman for about six weeks before he told Nowak that he was breaking off their relationship. A month later, the Orlando incident took place.
Shipman and Oefelein live together in Anchorage, Alaska. He is working as a test pilot in California while she is working as a freelance adventure writer.
Nowak lives in Houston with her three children and remains in the U.S. Navy.
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