Nasa reportedly investigating the first alleged crime committed in space

Astronaut Anne Mc Clain has been accused of committing a crime in space it has been reported

Astronaut Anne Mc Clain has been accused of committing a crime in space it has been reported

The bank informed her that one of the computers was registered with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

NASA is examining a claim that an astronaut improperly accessed the bank account of her estranged spouse from the International Space Station, The New York Times reported Friday - potentially the first criminal allegation from space.

Worden, a former Air Force intelligence officer, brought a complaint against McClain with the Federal Trade Commission, claiming that McClain had committed identity theft, even though none of Worden's funds had been tampered with.

Recent divorceGround personnel help NASA astronaut Anne McClain to get out of the Soyuz MS-11 capsule as she and the rest of the crew returned to earth in June this year. McClain acknowledged she had accessed the bank account from space, insisting through a lawyer that she was merely shepherding the couple's still-intertwined finances.

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Mark Sundahl, director of the Global Space Law Center at Cleveland State University, went a step further, saying that he was not aware of any allegations of crime being committed anywhere in space before.

Summer Worden, a former USA air force intelligence officer living in Kansas, has been in the midst of a bitter separation and parenting dispute for much of the past year. Worden filed an identity theft complaint with the FTC against McClain...

She told the Times that she discovered McClain's actions after becoming curious about how McClain knew details about the way she'd been spending her money, even though they were separated and McClain was orbiting the earth. The Times reported that McClain said she had Worden's permission to continue checking on their finances as she had always done. Worden filed for divorce in 2018 after McClain accused her of assault.

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McClain provided comments to the Times only through her lawyer, Rusty Hardin; NASA declined to comment to the Times about the incident.

McClain, a decorated NASA astronaut, graduated from the West Point Military Academy and has more than 800 combat hours over Iraq as an army pilot.

She spent six months on the International Space Station and was scheduled to take part in the first all-female spacewalk with Christina Koch earlier this year, but it was cancelled because there was only one medium-size spacesuit available.

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