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Shane Kimbrough is a NASA astronaut
He voted in the 2016 election
From infinity onwards he found a way to vote.
Shane Kimbrough, a NASA astronaut currently living aboard the International Space Station, cast her vote in Tuesday’s presidential election, according to a Tumblr post from NASA.
NASA told Yahoo News that Kimbrough submitted his ballot at the 2016 election from the space station sometime during the last few days.
For astronauts who want to be in space on election day, the voting process starts one year before launch. At that point, they can choose the choices they want to participate in.
Then, six months before the election, astronauts will be provided with the form “Voter Registration and Absent Ballot Request – Federal Postcard Application.”
NASA astronaut David Wolf was the first American to vote in space while on the Russian space station Mir in a 1997 local election, according to NPR.