Voting can be out of this world! Literally. See how @NASA_Astronauts cast their vote on @Space_Station http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/152733055774/vote-while-you-float-an-astronaut-voting-story … #Election2016
‘Space voting’ was first used the same year it was implemented in 1997. NASA astronaut David Wolf became the first American to vote in space while on the Russian Mir Space Station. Current space station resident astronaut Shane Kimbrough is the most recent astronaut to take advantage of the opportunity.
With the excitement of getting to the polls on Election Day many people will have a hard time keeping their feet on the ground, but astronauts who vote literally have to strap themselves down so they don’t float away.
Voting can be out of this world! Literally. See how @NASA_Astronauts cast their vote on @Space_Station https://t.co/3paZHLG9aX #Election2016 pic.twitter.com/VNInwsSAcv
— NASA (@NASA) November 6, 2016