NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak came into the spotlight when she tried kidnapping and possibly killing her ex-boyfriend’s lover in 2006.
After learning of William “Billy” Oefelein’s love affair with engineer Colleen Shipman, Nowak embarked on a nine-hour road trip to Orlando (Shipman’s hometown) in order to confront the other woman.
“Lisa was used to planning every detail of a space mission and she treated this the exact same way. She was determined to get from Houston to Orlando without stopping, and her solution? Adult diapers,” says “Scandal Me Famous’” Steve Helling in REELZ’s new Scandal Made Me Famous: Diaper Astronaut teaser.
National Enquirer readers know that it was this choice which got Nowak the nickname “Diaper Astronaut.”
On February 4, 2006, she arrived in Orlando and attacked Shipman, only to be arrested minutes later and charged with attempted kidnapping and attempted murder.
“Remember, the whole time that Lisa is on this long drive, she’s wearing adult diapers,” adds Helling.
Scandal Made Me Famous: Diaper Astronaut airs Saturday, August 11 at 9:00 ET / PT on REELZ.