• Shane Kimbrough is a NASA astronaut
  • He voted within the 2016 election

Shane Kimbrough, a NASA astronaut at the moment dwelling on board the Worldwide Area Station, filed his poll in Tuesday’s presidential election, according to a Tumblr post by NASA.

NASA told Yahoo News that Kimbrough filed his poll within the 2016 election from the house station someday over the previous few days.

For astronauts who can be in house on Election Day, the voting course of begins a yr earlier than launch. At the moment, they can choose the elections by which they need to take part.

Then, six months earlier than the election, astronauts are supplied with the shape “Voter Registration and Absentee Poll Request — Federal Submit Card Software.”

Image Kjell Lindgren released on social media of the US flag floating in the Cupola module. Image Kjell Lindgren released on social media of the US flag floating in the Cupola module.

NASA astronaut David Wolf was the primary American to vote in house whereas on the Russian Mir Area Station in a 1997 native election, according to NPR.