I might suppose that at her arraignment hearing, the district attorney argued that she was a flght risk.

Mike Schneider, Chicago Sun-Times,  reports on Peyton Place in space.

ORLLisa NowakANDO, Fla. — An astronaut drove 900 miles and donned a disguise to confront a woman she believed was her rival for the affections of a space shuttle pilot, police said. She was arrested Monday and charged with attempted kidnapping and other counts.

U.S. Navy Capt. Lisa Nowak, 43, who flew last July onLiaa Nowak a shuttle mission to the international space station, was also charged with attempted vehicle burglary with battery, destruction of evidence and battery. She was denied bail.

Those booking photos just are not very flattering.

Update I:  It’s now attempted first-degree murder:

ORLANDO, Fla. -(AP)- A NASA astronaut accused of trying to kidnap a romantic rival for a space shuttle pilot’s affections will remain in jail because authorities planned to charge her with attempted first-degree murder, an official said Tuesday.

Update II:  If you want sordid details, Steve Huff, Crime Blog, has, “Love(?) Among the Astronauts:”

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