According to reports, NASA is investigating the case of an astronaut accused of accessing their estranged wife's bank account during a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station.
The veteran astronaut and lieutenant colonel of the US Army, Anne McClain, was accused, according to the New York Times, of not having properly accessed the Summer Worden bank account in space, became suspicious when McClain mentioned certain purchases She fought with her estranged spouse, the Times reported. At her request, her bank reportedly confirmed that her account was being accessed with credentials entered into a computer network registered with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Worden subsequently filed a complaint against McClain with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that McClain had committed identity theft, even though the Times had not manipulated any money from Worden. McClain defended her access to the accounts as part of her diligence in overseeing her intricate finances.
Worden's parents reported in a separate complaint that McClain had accessed the bank account as part of a "highly calculated and manipulated campaign" to obtain custody of Worden's son, which occurred about a year earlier the marriage of the couple was born.
However, The Times reported that McClain claimed that she was never denied access to the account because she used the same password she used during her relationship, and she was never instructed to access the account to end.
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McClain and Worden married in 201
Word told the Times that the FTC had not yet responded to their identity theft complaint but that investigators had accessed their family's complaint to NASA.
McClain previously made headlines about plans to engage them in a purely female spacewalk that was abruptly scrapped, as the agency said there were not enough suits available in the size of the two women.