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Shane Kimbrough is a NASA astronaut
He voted in the 2016 election
From infinity and beyond, he found a way to vote.
Shane Kimbrough, a NASA astronaut currently living aboard the International Space Station, cast his ballot in Tuesday’s presidential election, according to a NASA Tumblr post.
NASA told Yahoo News that Kimbrough cast his ballot in the 2016 election from the space station sometime in the past few days.
For astronauts who will be in space on Election Day, the voting process begins a year before launch. At this point, they can choose which elections they want to participate in.
Then, six months before the election, the astronauts receive the “Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Application – Federal Postal Card Application” form.
NASA astronaut David Wolf was the first American to vote in space while aboard the Russian space station Mir in the 1997 local election, according to NPR.