Legal eagle has landed: did this astronaut commit the first ...

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Legal eagle has landed: did this astronaut commit the first crime in space?

The case puts a spotlight on the unclear world of space law and what happens if a crime is committed in orbit

Ben Riley-Smith

The divorce case has details that are all too familiar: two partners at loggerheads, a young child caught in the middle, and claims of financial malpractice.

Except there is a twist. The person accused of wrongdoing was in space.

In what is believed to be a first, Nasa is investigating if one of its astronauts committed a crime in orbit...

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