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IN Science & Technology ON 08 Nov, 2016
This election is surely going to become one of the most epic in the history of the United States Of America. Just when we thought that all the excitement is coming to an end, that's when something happened that affected American Presidential elections.
Don't worry; it's not something to worry about, but it'll surely make you proud if you're an American citizen. The news came out a few minutes ago from our sources that two astronauts have voted from the space for their favorite president nominee in this election.
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Yes! Two astronauts orbiting the Earth at the top speed of 17,000 mph have already cast their votes from the space for the nominee in the American Presidential election that is taking place today.
According to NASA, Shane Kimbrough officially registered his absentee ballot from the ISS (International Space Station).
Two astronauts who live in Houston, where the Johnson Space Centre is located, cast their vote while still orbiting the Earth. For astronauts, the voting procedure starts a year before, where they get to choose in which election they'll be participating from the space.
The vote from space procedure was first used in the same year it was implemented. NASA astronaut, David Wolf, is the first American astronaut to vote from the space, while he was on the Russian Mir Space Station.
All thanks to the technology, and law that helps astronaut to vote for their choice in the election.
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