This NASA astronaut voted from space

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From infinity plus beyond, he discovered a way to vote.

Shane Kimbrough, a NASA astronaut currently living on board the International Space Station, submitted his ballot within Tuesday’s presidential political election, according to a Tumblr blog post by NASA .

NASA told Yahoo Information that will Kimbrough filed their ballot in the 2016 election from the room station sometime over the past few days.

For astronauts who will be in area on Election Day, the voting process starts a year just before launch. At that time, they can select the elections by which they want to participate.

Then, six months before the election, astronauts are provided with the form “Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request – Government Post Card Software. ”

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

NASA astronaut David Wolf was the initial American to election in space while on the Russian Meiner wenigkeit Space Station inside a 1997 local selection, based on NPR .