Shane Kimbrough is a NASA astronaut
He voted in the 2016 elections
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 her ballot in the 2016 election from the space station in the past few days.
For astronauts who will be in space on Election Day, the voting process begins one year before launch. At that time, they can select the elections they want to participate in.
Then, six months before the election, the astronauts receive the form “Application for Voter Registration and Mail-in Voting – Application for Federal Postcard”.
NASA astronaut David Wolf was the first American to vote in space while on Russia’s Mir space station during a local election in 1997, according to NPR.