Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Lisa Marie Caputo


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Personal data

Birthdate:  10.05.1963
Birthplace:  Washington D.C.
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  01.05.1996
Selection group:  NASA-16
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 07.03.2007


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-121  MSP  04.07. - 17.07.2006 12d 18h 36m 
Total  12d 18h 36m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in aerospace engineering from U.S. Naval Academy, 1985; master of science in aeronautical engineering and degree of aeronautical and astronautical engineer from U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1992; Captain, USN; test pilot; hobbies: Bicycling, running, skeet, sailing, gourmet cooking, rubber stamps, crossword puzzles, piano; she was charged on February 05, 2007 by the Orlando / Florida police with trying to abduct Colleen Shipman, an engineer assigned to the 45th Launch Support Squadron at Patrick Air Force, she saw as her romantic rival in a love triangle with fellow astronaut William Oefelein; for that she was sentenced Nowak to a year of supervised probation. She was also sentenced to two days of jail, which she's already served, community service and ordered to take an eight-hour anger management class.The judge said Nowak must have no contact with Shipman or Oefelein, other than a letter of apology she was ordered to write to Shipman within 10 days.


Last update on November 12, 2009.