American astronaut to vote from orbit at the election of the President of the United States

Американский астронавт проголосовал с орбиты на выборах президента США

Shane Kimbrough from space gave his vote at an election of the President of the United States

American astronaut cast his vote at the election of the President of the United States, being in orbit. This reports the AP, citing data from NASA.

The only citizen of the United States, which at the moment is in space, Shane Kimbrough, voted at the election of the President of the United States. He gave his voice with the International space station.

It is noted that Shane Kimbrough is in orbit since mid-October.

The astronaut himself said it was going to be something special to be a person who can say: “I voted from space”. According to him, the astronauts mostly apolitical, and he will welcome the new US President, whoever he was.

In addition, another American Kathleen Rubins filled out the absentee ballot on orbit before a week ago returned to Earth.

It is noted that the law of the state of Texas since 1997 allows us astronauts to vote from space as they live and work in Houston (Texas) at the time when they are not in orbit.

Recall, according to the final Bloomberg survey, the candidate in US presidents from Democratic party Hillary Clinton ahead of her Republican rival Donald trump by three percentage points.

As you know, November 8 in the United States held 58 s presidential elections, the online stream will allow you to follow the course of events.

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