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[NASA] no diapers were harmed in this story (fwd)
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danny burstein
2019-08-24 17:05:54 UTC
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[NYT, followed by a NY Post clip]

How a Bitter Divorce Battle on Earth Led to Claims of a Crime in Space

Summer Worden, a former Air Force intelligence officer living in Kansas, has
been in the midst of a bitter separation and parenting dispute for much of the
past year. So she was surprised when she noticed that her estranged spouse
still seemed to know things about her spending. Had she bought a car? How could
she afford that?

Ms. Worden put her intelligence background to work, asking her bank about the
locations of computers that had recently accessed her bank account using her
login credentials. The bank got back to her with an answer: One was a computer
network registered to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Ms. Worden's spouse, Anne McClain, was a decorated NASA astronaut on a
six-month mission aboard the International Space Station. She was about to be
part of NASA's first all-female spacewalk. But the couple's domestic troubles
on Earth, it seemed, had extended into outer space.

Ms. McClain acknowledged that she had accessed the bank account from space,
insisting through a lawyer that she was merely shepherding the couple's
still-intertwined finances. Ms. Worden felt differently. She filed a complaint
with the Federal Trade Commission and her family lodged one with NASA's Office
of Inspector General, accusing Ms. McClain of identity theft and improper
access to Ms. Worden's private financial records.
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rest:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/23/us/nasa-astronaut-anne-mcclain.html

[NY Post's version (which relied in large part on the NYT,
which they credited), was more, as befits it, sensationist:]

NASA astronaut accused of stealing her estranged wife's
identity from space :

The first crime in space may be much less dramatic than the movies promised,
but the intergalactic identity theft charge did involuntarily out the first
publicly gay astronaut.

Decorated NASA astronaut Anne McClain allegedly stole her estranged wife's
identity and improperly accessed her bank account from space, while McClain was
on a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station, the New York
Times reported.

The wife, Summer Worden, is a former Air Force intelligence officer who now
lives in Kansas, and McClain, who was not publicly out as lesbian before the
legal tussle, have been locked in an ugly divorce since 2018 that includes a
nasty parenting dispute. McClain had posted photos of Worden's son, whom she
was helping to raise before their split, but had never openly acknowledged her
relationship with Worden.
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https://nypost.com/2019/08/24/nasa-astronaut-accused-of-stealing-her-estranged-wifes-identity-from-space/

yes, the NY Post did use the term "intergalactic"

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Lee Ayrton
2019-08-26 15:23:52 UTC
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Post by danny burstein
[NYT, followed by a NY Post clip]
How a Bitter Divorce Battle on Earth Led to Claims of a Crime in Space
Summer Worden, a former Air Force intelligence officer living in Kansas,
has been in the midst of a bitter separation and parenting dispute for
much of the past year. So she was surprised when she noticed that her
estranged spouse still seemed to know things about her spending. Had she
bought a car? How could she afford that?
Ms. Worden put her intelligence background to work, asking her bank
about the locations of computers that had recently accessed her bank
account using her login credentials. The bank got back to her with an
answer: One was a computer network registered to the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Ms. Worden's spouse, Anne McClain, was a decorated NASA astronaut on a
six-month mission aboard the International Space Station. She was about
to be part of NASA's first all-female spacewalk. But the couple's
domestic troubles on Earth, it seemed, had extended into outer space.
Ms. McClain acknowledged that she had accessed the bank account from
space, insisting through a lawyer that she was merely shepherding the
couple's still-intertwined finances. Ms. Worden felt differently. She
filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and her family
lodged one with NASA's Office of Inspector General, accusing Ms. McClain
of identity theft and improper access to Ms. Worden's private financial
records.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/23/us/nasa-astronaut-anne-mcclain.html
[NY Post's version (which relied in large part on the NYT,
which they credited), was more, as befits it, sensationist:]
 NASA astronaut accused of stealing her estranged wife's
The first crime in space may be much less dramatic than the movies
promised, but the intergalactic identity theft charge did involuntarily
out the first publicly gay astronaut.
Decorated NASA astronaut Anne McClain allegedly stole her estranged
wife's identity and improperly accessed her bank account from space,
while McClain was on a six-month mission aboard the International Space
Station, the New York Times reported.
The wife, Summer Worden, is a former Air Force intelligence officer who
now lives in Kansas, and McClain, who was not publicly out as lesbian
before the legal tussle, have been locked in an ugly divorce since 2018
that includes a nasty parenting dispute. McClain had posted photos of
Worden's son, whom she was helping to raise before their split, but had
never openly acknowledged her relationship with Worden.
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https://nypost.com/2019/08/24/nasa-astronaut-accused-of-stealing-her-estranged-wifes-identity-from-space/
yes, the NY Post did use the term "intergalactic"
I read a couple of articles on this and while the news has been blaring
"Lesbian crrriminals in Spaaaaace" I'm having trouble seeing this as
anything more than garden variety character assassination as part of a
particularly nasty divorce and not a dastardly crime, given what has
been made public.

Based entirely on news accounts I wouldn't be surprised to hear that a
supply ship docked at the ISS containing a dead pet in a stock pot.
danny burstein
2019-08-26 18:09:33 UTC
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Post by danny burstein
https://nypost.com/2019/08/24/nasa-astronaut-accused-of-stealing-her-estranged-wifes-identity-from-space/
yes, the NY Post did use the term "intergalactic"
I read a couple of articles on this and while the news has been blaring
"Lesbian crrriminals in Spaaaaace" I'm having trouble seeing this as
anything more than garden variety character assassination as part of a
particularly nasty divorce and not a dastardly crime, given what has
been made public.
Indeed. There's no allegation (that I found, at least) of
the feminaut doing anything more than logging in to the
_joint_ bank account(s) and seeing what's been going
through it/them.

Yeah, she wasn't supposed to be using them, but barring a
specific directive telling her to keep out, there ain't much
of a there, there.
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Don Freeman
2019-09-08 20:27:50 UTC
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Post by danny burstein
[NYT, followed by a NY Post clip]
How a Bitter Divorce Battle on Earth Led to Claims of a Crime in Space
    ======
https://nypost.com/2019/08/24/nasa-astronaut-accused-of-stealing-her-estranged-wifes-identity-from-space/
yes, the NY Post did use the term "intergalactic"
Based entirely on news accounts I wouldn't be surprised to hear that a
supply ship docked at the ISS containing a dead pet in a stock pot.
Or her space shuttle filled with cement.
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