Concerned about being hacked? Now you have to worry about outer space?
NASA is reportedly investigating what’s said to be the first ever instance of a space crime.
According to a report by The New York Times, the space organization is currently looking into a claim that astronaut Anne McClain improperly accessed the bank account of her estranged spouse Summer Worden while aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
McClain — who has since returned to Earth — admitted to accessing the account, but denied any ulterior motive.
However Worden, an Air Force intelligence officer, felt otherwise. She has filed a complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission and NASA’s Office of Inspector General, accusing “McClain of identity theft and improper access to Ms. Worden’s private financial records.”
The couple had been married since 2014, but Worden filed for divorce in 2018. Click here for the full story from MSM.com
Given the US, Canada, Japan, Russia and the EU’s involvement in ISS, astronauts will be subject to laws based on their country of citizenship. This might be the first domestic dispute to have “extended into outer space,” but it certainly won’t be the last.