Lovesick Astronaut Accused of Sabotaging Half a Billion Dollar Spacecraft

A female American astronaut allegedly purposely damaged a $500 million Russian-built spacecraft because she was lovesick and wanted to go back home to planet Earth. […]

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Photo: Member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 56/57, NASA astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor gestures as her space suit is tested in the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on June 6, 2018. - The launch of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft with the members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 56/57, NASA astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor, Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev and German astronaut Alexander Gerst is scheduled on June 6, 2018. (Photo by Vyacheslav OSELEDKO / AFP) (Photo credit should read VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP via Getty Images)

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  1. I read a book titled Packing for Mars many years ago. It covered a bunch of minutia about space flight such as food, washing clothes, etc. One section dealt with issues with international crews on long flights. One item that stuck with me was space programs dealing with Russian courting practices which can fall under our definition of “sexual harassment” or even “attempted rape”. After reading this, I wonder how such concerns would be viewed from a Russian perspective!

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