Colleen Shipman gives her side of sto...

Colleen Shipman gives her side of story in astronaut love trian...

There are 25 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jun 23, 2007, titled Colleen Shipman gives her side of story in astronaut love trian.... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Colleen Shipman, the woman who former astronaut Lisa Marie Nowak is accused of attacking in a parking lot at Orlando International Airport, has given her side of the story to Nowak's attorney.

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TheRunningNurse

Orange City, FL

#1 Jun 23, 2007
How is this news ?? Why do women with half a brain stay with guys such as Olfelein ? His little love triange could have gotten her killed !! Cut and run girl...cut and run.
slb421

Monroe, GA

#3 Jun 23, 2007
TheRunningNurse wrote:
How is this news ?? Why do women with half a brain stay with guys such as Olfelein ? His little love triange could have gotten her killed !! Cut and run girl...cut and run.
I would typically agree with you in cases where a female stays with a lying, cheating, or abusive male. However, from all accounts I've read, that was not the case here. Olefein had dated Nowak, but at some point, they mutually agreed to call it quits...even by Nowak's own admission. He considered her his best friend and wanted to maintain the friendship, to which she was agreeable. He began dating Shipman and Nowak apparently fell off the deep end. Apparently there were some warning signs along the way, but they were well disguised and overlooked by everyone who never expected this type of erratic behavior from such a brilliant and successful woman. I don't think, in this particular case, you can fault the victim for the "other woman's" mental-mishap.
slb421

Monroe, GA

#4 Jun 23, 2007
Rock Hauler wrote:
Humm I think they all should be fired for this ghetto trailer park trash they are spreading through NASA
The story certainly doesn't portray a very positive image. But, I think Olefein and Shipman are victims in this case. I don't think it's fair to punish them for Nowak's meltdown. However, with regard to the role all 3 of them have played in this, doesn't the military have some sort of fraternization policy? I've never thought it a wise idea to date someone you work with and THIS is exactly why. Their professional image and integrity (and that of NASA) has been called into question because of this. The story will follow them all through their careers. Olefein and Nowak have been released from NASA. They've both sacrificed tremendous prestige and success over this nonsense. I wonder if it was worth it?

I've questioned from day one how Nowak has remained on a military post, collecting military benefits with such behavior that is most definitely unbecoming of an officer. I certainly don't appreciate my tax dollars footin' the bill for her.
Ginger

Austin, TX

#5 Jun 23, 2007
Shipman's side of the story also includes a pooopeee space diaper.
Sylvester Cat

Orlando, FL

#6 Jun 23, 2007
Many a slip between the cup and the lip as they say.
why my

AOL

#7 Jun 23, 2007
all of these people should be fired for official misconduct.. your not supposed to even have a relationship with 1 co nevermind 2 ... get them on springer and away from nasa... and we wonder why the shuttle disasters happen...look where the minds are at ...not nasa
randy

Austin, TX

#8 Jun 23, 2007
plus, she is very UGLY
Britney

Orlando, FL

#9 Jun 23, 2007
i may not be a mother but irregarardless i don't thing she deserves to have children. This is rediculous. Why would she call herself a mother but leave her children a car while she shops. Thats completely uncalledfor. I don't believe it. She is freaking retarded. She makes me sick to my stomach.If i were prosecuting her i would make her suffer by tieing her inside a car and setting the car on fire. she is stupid.
You know

Evansville, IN

#10 Jun 23, 2007
TheRunningNurse wrote:
How is this news ?? Why do women with half a brain stay with guys such as Olfelein ? His little love triange could have gotten her killed !! Cut and run girl...cut and run.
He is not to blame for what Nowak did. The blame belongs on her.

And the only move he has made that I think was bad judgement, was dating Nowak to begin with. He certainly didn't cheat on Nowak because you cannot have an exclusive relationship with a married woman.

And Nowak must be the kind of woman who wants it all. She had 2+ years to leave her husband for Oefelein and she chose not to until he moved on.
rickyticky

Miami, FL

#11 Jun 23, 2007
What's the deal? They are both ugly!!!
ruthie

Bridgeton, NJ

#12 Jun 23, 2007
When I first saw the photo yesterday of Shipman and Oefelein together it made me smile, and I smiled for the rest of the day. Slb421 is right – they are both victims. Nice to know that these two managed to stay together despite all the turmoil caused in their lives by Nowak’s meltdown. I wish them well.
ruthie

Bridgeton, NJ

#13 Jun 23, 2007
Ginger wrote:
Shipman's side of the story also includes a pooopeee space diaper.
I think you meant to say Nowak. Shipman was appropriately attired.
Captain Jim

Orlando, FL

#14 Jun 23, 2007
WHO CARES!!!!!
Dove

United States

#15 Jun 23, 2007
Sad to say, love triangles like this happen all over. Usually we only hear about it if one of the participants shows up at someone's work place and shots somebody. Since these folks worked at NASA, it became 'news', but the only news is that this can happen to anyone, even in a place where we think the best and brightest work. I hope Nowak gets whatever mental health care she so obviously needs, and the other two get a chance to have lives despite their (unwanted) notoriety.
Interesting

Evansville, IN

#16 Jun 24, 2007
why my wrote:
all of these people should be fired for official misconduct.. your not supposed to even have a relationship with 1 co nevermind 2 ... get them on springer and away from nasa... and we wonder why the shuttle disasters happen...look where the minds are at ...not nasa
Shipman and Oefelien are in different branches so he is not her CO. At NASA I don't think Nowak was Oefelein's CO either. They were on different shuttle crews but she did out rank him. None of them are associated with NASA now and NONE of them had anything to do with the shuttle disasters. In fact those folks are still employeed by NASA, go figure.
slb421

Mount Dora, FL

#17 Jun 24, 2007
Britney wrote:
i may not be a mother but irregarardless i don't thing she deserves to have children. This is rediculous. Why would she call herself a mother but leave her children a car while she shops. Thats completely uncalledfor. I don't believe it. She is freaking retarded. She makes me sick to my stomach.If i were prosecuting her i would make her suffer by tieing her inside a car and setting the car on fire. she is stupid.
You do realize this is a thread about the NASA love triangle, right?
slb421

Mount Dora, FL

#18 Jun 24, 2007
Ginger wrote:
Shipman's side of the story also includes a pooopeee space diaper.
Nowak wore the stinky diaper...not Shipman.
slb421

Mount Dora, FL

#19 Jun 24, 2007
Interesting wrote:
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Shipman and Oefelien are in different branches so he is not her CO. At NASA I don't think Nowak was Oefelein's CO either. They were on different shuttle crews but she did out rank him. None of them are associated with NASA now and NONE of them had anything to do with the shuttle disasters. In fact those folks are still employeed by NASA, go figure.
They're all military and Shipman/Olefein worked/trained together, even if they were in different branches. I thought they even flew on one mission together, but I could be wrong. Aren't there fraternization policies in the military or is it only pertinent to superior/subordinate relationships?
slb421

Mount Dora, FL

#20 Jun 24, 2007
You know wrote:
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He is not to blame for what Nowak did. The blame belongs on her.
And the only move he has made that I think was bad judgement, was dating Nowak to begin with. He certainly didn't cheat on Nowak because you cannot have an exclusive relationship with a married woman.
And Nowak must be the kind of woman who wants it all. She had 2+ years to leave her husband for Oefelein and she chose not to until he moved on.
He was married, too, when this all started, wasn't he?
Ginger

Clearwater, FL

#21 Jun 25, 2007
slb421 wrote:
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Nowak wore the stinky diaper...not Shipman.
it says Shipman tells her "side" of the story = her "side" as a Pooopeey Diaper...silly

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