Last night it was reported that NASA astronaut and Navy Capt. Lisa Marie Nowak had been arrested on charges of charges of battery, attempted kidnapping, attempted burglary to a vehicle and destruction of evidence after she attempted to kidnap romantic rival and fellow astronaut, Colleen Shipman.

Taken into custody in Orlando, FL authorities had requested that she be held without bond but today a judge granted her bond and she was set to be released after posting a $15,500 bond on charges of attempted kidnapping, battery and attempted burglary of a car with battery. Unfortunately that release was halted after police brought up the attempted murder charge. Her lawyer, Donald Lykkebak, said that he finds it unlikely that the judge will find probable cause for that charge however as the charge was based on the same incident. He said that the Orlando police were just trying to get a “second bite of the apple.”

A statement from NASA has confirmed that Nowak’s status has been officially changed to “30-day leave and has been removed from flight status and all mission-related activities.” The statement also went on to read “We are deeply saddened by this tragic event. The charges against Lisa Nowak are serious ones that must be decided by the judicial system,”

Another statement was released by her family which read “We are naturally saddened and extremely concerned about the serious allegations being made against Lisa. We love her very much, and right now, our primary focus is on her health and well-being. Lisa is an extremely caring and dedicated mother to her three children. She has been married for 19 years, although she and her husband had separated a few weeks ago. Considering both her personal and professional life, these alleged events are completely out of character and have come as a tremendous shock to our family. We hope that the public will keep an open mind about what the facts will eventually show and that the legal system will be allowed to run its course.”

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