What Happens When a Couple’s Domestic Dispute Spills Over into Space?

by admin on August 26, 2019

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A domestic dispute between an astronaut aboard the International Space Station and her estranged spouse might have resulted in the first-ever crime committed in outer space.

According to allegations made by Summer Worden, her wife Anne McClain accessed her bank account without permission while working as an astronaut on the space station.

Worden’s bank tracked the location of the computer that accessed her bank account to a NASA computer onboard the space station.

The two have been in a bitter separation and custody battle for the last year or so.

Child custody law in Thailand considers the “best interest of the child” when determining parental rights.

McClain, who is on a six-month mission on the International Space Station, admitting to accessing her spouse’s bank account but said she was just doing the same thing she always had done: making sure there were sufficient funds to care for the kid they had been raising together as a couple before their domestic troubles began.

Worden filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and McClain’s employer NASA, stating that McClain didn’t have permission to snoop on her finances.

Experts on space law state that this could be the first-ever instance of extraterrestrial lawbreaking.

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