Highlights of the story
- Shane Kimbrough is a NASA astronaut.
- He voted in the 2016 elections.
Shane Kimbrough, a NASA astronaut currently residing aboard the International Space Station, cast his ballot in the presidential election on Tuesday. according to NASA’s Tumblr post
NASA told Yahoo News
that Kimbrough cast his ballot for the 2016 election from a space station somewhere in the last few days.
For astronauts who will be in space on Election Day, the voting process begins a year before launch. At this time, they can choose the elections in which they want to participate.
Then, six months before the election, the cosmonauts are given the form “Application for voter registration and absentee voting – Application for a federal postal card.”
NASA astronaut David Wolf was the first American to vote in space on the Russian space station Mir in the 1997 local elections. according to NDP