American astronaut, Anne Charlotte McClain commits first crime in space
London, August 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Anne Charlotte McClain, an American astronaut has allegedly committed the first crime in the space
She is reported to have broken into her partner’s bank account, who separated from her during her stay at the International Space Station (ISS) in what may be the first allegation of a crime in the space.
The New York Times reported that “Anne McLean” admitted, to enter the bank account electronically from the International Space Station, but denied any crime.
Anne Charlotte McClain is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, engineer and a NASA astronaut
Meanwhile, her separate partner, Sumer Worden, has reportedly filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.
The astronaut told the New York Times through a lawyer that she was only making sure that the family’s financial situation was fine and that there was enough money to pay the bills and take care of their son, whom they raised together before separation.
“McLean strongly denies that she has done anything inappropriate,” said her lawyer, Rusty Hardin, adding that she was “very cooperative.”
McLean and her partner, an Air Force intelligence officer, married in 2014, and the latter filed for divorce in 2018.
Investigators from the inspector general’s office in NASA contacted the two women about the alleged bank hacking, according to The New York Times.
Anne Charlotte McClain graduated from the prestigious West Point Military Academy, conducted more than 800 combat flying hours over Iraq as a military pilot, and then qualified as a test pilot – a pilot testing new or modified air vehicles – and was selected to serve at NASA in 2013.
McLean spent six months at the International Space Station and was scheduled to join the first flight of women outside the spacecraft.