True Crime Creepers

The Infamous Astronaut

July 29, 2021 Episode 42
True Crime Creepers
The Infamous Astronaut
Show Notes

Colleen Shipman's flight arrived in Orlando a little after 1 AM on February 6, 2007. Exhausted, she didn't realize someone else had arrived at the airport - someone that was watching her. They stalked her as she discovered her baggage was delayed and her drink her coffee and eat her danish in the airport Starbucks. They followed her onto the shuttle bus that would take her to her car, and finally, when they were alone in the parking lot, they struck, attacking her with pepper spray before Colleen was able to get away.
The most bizarre part of Colleen's night would be when she discovered the identity of her stalker, and the reason for the attack.

Sources:

Article
People | Astronaut Love Triangle: Colleen Shipman Says of Her
Husband: 'They Were Making Him Out to be Something Horrible' (Jeff Truesdell)

New York Times | Astronaut Charged With Attempted Murder (Maria
Newman and Christine Hauser)
 

Biography | Lisa Nowak: Why the Astronaut Drove 900 Miles to Attack
Her Ex's Girlfriend (Sara Kettler)

Texas Monthly | Lust in Space (S. C. Gwynne)

Wikipedia | Lisa Nowak

CNN | Ex-astronaut Can Take Off Ankle Bracelet

Book
Out There by: Diane Fanning

Video
YouTube | Colleen Shipman; Astronaut Love Triangle Turns Dangerous 

YouTube | Nowak Case: A Look At What Happened At Airport 

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