It's been a long time since you could safely recommend a professional athlete, popular singer or captain of industry as a role model for your child. At least we had the astronauts, those paragons of intelligence and physical condition who never let us down. Until, er, now. The most interesting detail of this story, which is divulged in the AP video clip but not in the article, is that Ms. Nowak, when she got in her car to drive 900 miles to confront her alleged rival, reportedly put on diapers so she wouldn't have to stop. I know there have been some cutbacks at NASA lately, but please tell me this is not how astronauts endure several weeks in space.
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