Can you commit a crime in outer space? Apparently, you can!
According to a report published in The New York Times
, US space agency NASA is apparently investigating the first crime committed in outer space.
It's a weird piece of news, but it's totally true.
The news portal reported that decorated astronaut Anne McClain has been accused of identity theft and improperly accessing her estranged wife’s private financial records while on a sixth-month mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
Her wife, Summer Worden, reportedly lodged a complaint after learning that her bank account had been accessed without permission.
Another complaint has been lodged by her family.
While it was reported that NASA investigators have contacted both women, Worden said the Federal Trade Commission, who received her complaint, has not responded to it.
It was also reported that an investigator specialising in criminal cases with NASA’s office of Inspector General has been looking into the accusation, as Worden’s family lodged their report with the office.
The news portal also reported that both McClain and Worden have been locked in an ugly divorce case since 2018.
Here's a question though: if she was found guilty, would she be sent to space jail, or normal Earth jail?