His vote will be out of this world.
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins intends to cast her vote for the 2020 presidential election on the International Space Station – more than 200 miles above Earth’s surface, according to the Associated Press.
“I think it’s really important for everyone to vote,” Rubins said.
“If we can do it from space, then I think people can do it from the ground too.”
Rubins, who is currently stationed in Star City, Russia, along with two other astronauts, is preparing for his space trip in October and will complete a six-month stay on the ISS.
She says she won’t let a little thing like low Earth orbit stop her from exercising her right to vote.
“It is essential to participate in our democracy,”
Most US astronauts live in Houston, where electoral law allows astronauts to vote as they float among the stars.
Your vote will be securely cast using an electronic card forwarded to Mission Control, which will then forward it to the County Chancellor.
In 2016, both Rubins and Shane Kimbrough cast their vote from space.
During his six-month tour of the ISS, Rubins will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the continued human presence in the space station, as well as welcoming the second Space X group, which will arrive in late October.
With post cables