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August 29, 2007

Former Astronaut Nowak May Present Insanity Defense

Court Papers List Several Mental Health Disorders

Former National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut and Navy Captain Lisa Nowak and her legal defense team have filed notice with the court a temporary insanity defense could be presented, when her trial begins in September on charges of attempted kidnapping to intent to inflict bodily harm, with burglary with a weapon and battery. 

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Virgin Galactic Adopts More Reserved Tone Following Scaled Accident

Company Says No One Has Asked For Refund; Four New Ones Have Signed Up

As investigators continue working on their report on a fatal nitrous oxide explosion at Scaled Composites July 26, the intervening month has already provided some perspective on the incident's effect on the fledgling private-sector space race.

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Boeing Selected To Build Ares I Upper Stage

Contract Authorizes Production Of Boosters Thru 2016

NASA on Tuesday selected Boeing's facility in Huntsville, AL as the contractor to provide manufacturing support for design and construction of the upper stage of the Ares I rocket. Ares I will launch astronauts to the International Space Station and eventually help return humans to the moon.

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