NASA astronaut will vote from space
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins told The Associated Press that she will vote out from the space. Right now Rubins is in Russia preparing to go into Earth orbit for a cardiovascular experiment and conduct research using the space station’s Cold Atom Lab.
In an interview, the astronaut said that American law allows her to vote while on the space station and she will definitely use her right to participate in the fate of the United States.
“I think it’s really important for everybody to vote,” Rubins said. “If we can do it from space, then I believe folks can do it from the ground, too.”
It is reported that Rubins will receive an electronic absentee ballot, fill it and then send back to Mission Control.
“It’s critical to participate in our democracy,” she said. “We consider it an honor to be able to vote from space.”
To date, the exact date for sending astronauts into space has not been set, but it is known that it is planned for the end of October.