Oh my! An Intergalactic space criminal is on the loose! NASA is apparently investigating a claim that – while on board the International Space Station – one of its astronauts accessed the bank account of her estranged spouse. If true, it constitutes what may be the first crime committed in space.
Astronaut Anne McClain and Summer Worden, an Air Force intelligence officer, married in 2014 and split in 2018, when Ms. Worden filed for divorce. The pair have been involved in a custody battle over Worden’s young son for the past year, but things git even more complicated recently after Worden accused her ex-spouse of illegally accessing her bank account from aboard the ISS. McCain admitted logging into the bank account from outer space, but denied any wrong-doing, claiming that she was just keeping an eye on the family finances to make sure their son was well taken care of.
I mean: Who knew the Wi-Fi in space was better than my apartment?
NASA’s Office of Inspector General has reportedly been looking into allegations against McClain, which if proven true, would most likely be considered the first crime committed in space. The agency told the New York Times that they were not aware of any previous such crimes.
(Maybe they should pay closer attention…)
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