NASA astronaut accused of committing a crime from space

Anne McLain, one of NASA's top astronauts, has been accused by her estranged spouse of illegal activity aboard the International Space Station.
2:19 | 08/25/19

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with an unusual case reaching way past the stratosphere. Accusations of the first crime to be committed in space by an astronaut who was aboard the international space station. ABC's Adrienne bankerth join us with this story that testing new boundaries of the law. Good morning, Adrienne. Reporter: As you mentioned it could be the first case of its kind -- an astronaut now accused by her estranged spouse. This morning, a bitter divorce and custody battle with out of this world allegations. Nasa astronaut Anne Mcclain accused of a crime in space by her estranged wife, summer Worden. Ann Mcclain looking very excited to be back on Earth. Reporter: Worden alleges that Mcclain unlawfully access her bank account from a nasa computer while abroad the international space station. Another method to basically stalk me, spy on me, to know my every move. Reporter: The two in a dispute over parental control of Worden's 6-year-old son Briggs, whom she had before the two were together. Mcclain sued Worden for shared custody. I was also placed under an restraining order from Mcclain I couldn't leave Harris county with my son without her permission. Reporter: It's case families in Texas should pay attention to. Summer is fighting for a little boy she had long before she even met Anne Mcclain. It's really scary to me that as a fit and responsible parent that somebody can come and just literally stake a claim for possession of my child. Reporter: Mcclain responding in this tweet, saying, there's unequivocally no truth to these claims. Mcclain's attorneys says that she did access the bank account but using passwords she's used for years to manage the household finances. Nasa released a statement that Mcclain has an accomplished military career. Flew combat missions in Iraq and is one of nasa's top astronauts. Nasa also would not comment on personal or personnel issues. All right -- ae degree yen Bankert. Pretty wild situation. Messy situation. Testing the boundaries of the law. All right, appreciate it.

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