The Cosmic Ballot! NASA Astronauts Vote from the International Space Station



Here’s the ultimate absentee ballot! For NASA astronauts, home is Houston when they’re not circling the globe. a 1997 Texas law allows U.S. astronauts to vote from space.  A secure electronic ballot is forwarded to the astronauts by Mission Control in Houston and returned by email to the county clerk. ABC News reports ts that Astronaut Shane Kimbrough has cast this vote from the International Space Station.  Before launch last month, Kimbrough told reporters that astronauts are “pretty much apolitical.” But Kimbrough added he’ll be “glad to welcome the new president, whoever that is.”

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