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Eileen Hawley/James Rostohar
Johnson Space Center, Houston

Feb. 6, 2007
RELEASE : 07-23
Statement Regarding the Status of Lisa Nowak
The following is a statement from Michael Coats, director of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, regarding the status of astronaut Lisa Nowak.

"We are deeply saddened by this tragic event. The charges against Lisa Nowak are serious ones that must be decided by the judicial system. She is officially on 30-day leave and has been removed from flight status and all mission-related activities. We will continue to monitor developments in the case."

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