The blackout from space into the accounts of his predecessor may be the first in history.
Former Air Force intelligence officer Summer Worden and NASA astronaut Anne McClain are same-sex partners.
One day SummerWorden noticed that her bank account had been accessed without permission. NASA-related networks were used to access her computer. After an investigation, she suspected that her predecessor, Anne McClain, had hacked into her bank account from the International Space Station.
You cant imagine what you can do in space. A NASA astronaut is accused of hacking into her predecessors bank account on the International Space Station.
This strange accusation is directed at NASA astronaut Anne McClain, who was involved in a fierce divorce battle with her predecessor Summer Worden.
McClain married Air Force Intelligence Officer Worden in 2014, and Worden filed for divorce in 2018, the New York Times reported. Investigators from NASAs inspector generals office have contacted the two men about the allegation.
Worden accused the Federal Trade Commission of identity theft (using someones name, personal information, etc. to obtain credit cards, other items, or withdraw cash from someone elses account, etc.) after discovering that a bank account had been stolen.
According to the New York Times, the lawsuit accused McClain of identity theft and improper access to Wordens personal financial records. A lawyer for McClain told the New York Times that the astronaut was just managing the couples common property.
Stealing from space by our astronauts? NASA says it doesnt work.
Anne McClain is still an active astronaut, and NASA says it will not comment on the astronautspersonal or personal affairs. The divorce case will be completed in October.
Who can care? Here we are going to talk about space law.
The legal framework agreed by the five countries that own the space station - the United States, Russia, Europe, Japan and Canada - provides that national laws apply to people and property in space.
Therefore, if Canadian citizens commit crimes in space, they will be bound by Canadian law, while Russian citizens will be bound by Russian law. Europe as a country exists within the legal framework, but any European country can extend its own national laws and regulations to European space equipment and personnel.
If a country decides to prosecute a citizen of another country for space misconduct, space law also provides for extradition to Earth.
So far, however, the law has not been tested in practice...
Source: Global Times Responsible Editor: Qian Juanxiao_NBJ10675