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Observers: Astronaut Lisa Nowak Suffered 'Mental Anguish' Over Career, Love Life

Anyone who's read Tom Wolfe's "The Right Stuff" or seen the movie based on it knows about the mental and emotional stresses astronauts face as they train for space travel. But those trying to explain the apparent breakdown of Lisa Nowak say the pressure can be even higher for female astronauts, who not only face the same work stresses as their male counterparts but often face high expectations at home."They made more sacrifices than the 'Right Stuff' guys," said Dr. Jon Clark , a former NASA flight surgeon who lost his wife, astronaut Laurel Clark , in the 2003 Columbia disaster . "They have to balance two careers — to be a mom and wife and an astronaut. ... You don't come home at night, like most of the male astronauts, and have everything ready for you."• PHOTO ESSAY: Astronaut Love TriangleClark said Nowak, charged with attempted murder and attempted kidnapping in what police depict as a love triangle involving a fellow astronaut, provided invaluable support to his family after his ...

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