ORLANDO, Fla. – The military has filed an order barring disgraced former astronaut Lisa Nowak from contacting the romantic rival she is accused of attacking.
The protective order was entered into court record Monday, the same day a judge pushed back Nowak's Sept. 24 trial date.
Nowak, 44, was arrested in February after confronting Colleen Shipman over a love triangle. She is accused of stalking Shipman at the Orlando airport, then attacking her with pepper spray as Shipman arrived at her car.
The order also prevents Nowak from entering Brevard County, where Shipman lives, and traveling to Florida for any reason besides court dates.
A further hearing on defense motions to toss Nowak's interview with police and evidence from a search of her car is scheduled Wednesday.
Nowak, 44, has pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted kidnapping, battery and burglary with assault.
The married mother of three allegedly drove nearly 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) from Houston to Orlando to execute the attack. Police said she was carrying a duffel bag containing a steel mallet, a 4-inch (10-centimeter) knife and a BB gun.
Nowak's attorney has filed notice of intent to use an insanity defense.