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Former astronaut Lisa Nowak made headlines when she drove 900 miles cross-country, wearing a space diaper so she wouldn't have to stop, allegedly on a mission to attack her romantic rival. Since then, Nowak was fired by NASA and returned to active duty in the U.S. Navy. She has been charged with burglary, attempted kidnapping and battery, and her trial is set to begin in July 2007.

While this astronaut saga created a media frenzy, a call-in viewer named Sara expresses compassion for Nowak. "I identify with jealousy that can activate the worst in a woman scorned," she says. A few years ago, Sara admits jealousy pushed her to look at her boyfriend's e-mail. "I couldn't help it. I was driven. I mean, I knew every second that I was doing it that it was wrong," she says. Sara calls the incident "a low point." "I mean, I admitted it and we got to the other side, but I didn't get fired from my job, and I didn't suffer national humiliation from the media [like Nowak]," she says.
FROM: America Talks to Oprah
Published on April 06, 2007


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