U.S Elections; American Astronaut Casts Vote While Afloat #ElectionNight

U.S Elections; American Astronaut Casts Vote While Afloat #ElectionNight

The only American Astronaut currently in space, Shane Kimbrough has managed to cast his ballot while floating 250 miles above Earth.

Kimbrough who has been orbiting earth on the International Space Station Since October has kept up with NASA’s motto of “Vote while you float.”

On Monday, NASA confirmed that Kimbrough had successfully voted via a “secure electronic ballot” sent from the County Clerk’s office directly to Mission Control and then on to the International Space Station where the astronaut has resided since late October.

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The only American Astronaut currently in space, Shane Kimbrough has managed to cast his ballot while floating 250 miles above Earth.

Kimbrough who has been orbiting earth on the International Space Station Since October has kept up with NASA’s motto of “Vote while you float.”

On Monday, NASA confirmed that Kimbrough had successfully voted via a “secure electronic ballot” sent from the County Clerk’s office directly to Mission Control and then on to the International Space Station where the astronaut has resided since late October.

NASA reveals that six months before the election, astronauts are given a standard “Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request — Federal Post Card Application.” The first astronaut to vote from space was David Wolf in 1997, who voted while living on the Russian Mir Space Station.

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