Jurisdiction Unknown

The first space crime

Initiated in November 1998, the International Space Station is a monumental project, and has served as living quarters to astronauts since the year 2000. Among the valuable scientific research that takes place on the Space Station, it is also home to the first space crime.  Anne McClain has recently gained infamy for allegedly tapping into her estranged spouse’s bank account while onboard the Space Station.  While no money was stolen from the account, McClain’s spouse, Summer Worden, learned of the invasion of privacy when McClain communicated with Worden about her spending habits.  An investigation is currently underway. Read more

Lawsuit Over Life on Mars

Aliens among us?

Astrobiologist Dr. Rhawn Joseph, filed a lawsuit based on images shot by the Opportunity rover on Mars. NASA identified the object in question as a rock, but the scientist is stating it could be more, and a proper scientific investigation is necessary. Huffington Post states, “He is suing NASA and its administrator, Charles Bolden, in an effort to compel the space agency to take a closer look at the rock. The petition, which was filed Monday in California, calls for NASA to closely photograph and thoroughly scientifically examine and investigate a putative biological organism.” While NASA may have determined that this unidentifiable object is a rock, Joseph believes the image resembles some type of fungus. Read More