In a extremely sudden instance of what it’s now doable to do in space, a NASA astronaut has been accused of breaking into her ex-spouse’s bank accounts whereas she was on board the International Space Station.
The weird accusation was made in opposition to adorned NASA astronaut Anne McClain, who’s embroiled in a bitter divorce battle along with her former companion Summer Worden.
Worden’s suspicions have been raised when she seen that her bank account was accessed with out her permission from a NASA-affiliated pc community. After performing some additional digging, the previous Air Force intelligence officer accused McClain of breaking into her bank accounts whereas she was on board the ISS.
Worden instructed Houston information outlet KPRC that USAA Bank gave proof to her attorneys that McClain had accessed her accounts. “I was shocked and appalled on the audacity by her to suppose that she might get away with that, and I used to be very disheartened that I could not hold something non-public,” she mentioned.
Worden filed a criticism with the Federal Trade Commission and a member of the family additionally filed a criticism with NASA’s inner Office of Inspector General. The criticism accused McClain of id theft and improper entry to Worden’s non-public monetary information, the New York Times is reporting. A lawyer for McClain instructed the newspaper that the astronaut was merely tending the couple’s still-connected funds.
The drama unfolded as McClain was set to conduct the primary all-female spacewalk in historical past, alongside colleague Christina Koch. That spacewalk was reassigned, in a transfer that garnered lots of criticism, with astronaut Nick Hague changing McClain. NASA mentioned on the time that the resolution was McClain’s alternative as there weren’t sufficient space fits in McClain and Koch’s sizes.
Anne McClain stays an lively astronaut and NASA mentioned it doesn’t touch upon private or personnel issues. The divorce case is about to be finalized in October.