ATLANTA (AP) — NASA astronaut Kate Rubins instructed The Related Press on Friday that she plans to solid her subsequent vote from area – greater than 200 miles above Earth.
Rubins is simply outdoors Moscow in Star Metropolis, Russia, making ready with two cosmonauts for a mid-October launch and a six-month keep on the Worldwide House Station.
“I feel it’s actually vital for everyone to vote,” Rubins stated. “If we will do it from area, then I consider of us can do it from the bottom, too.”
Most U.S. astronauts reside in Houston. Texas legislation permits them to vote from area utilizing a safe digital poll. Mission Management forwards the poll to the area station and relays the finished poll again to the county clerk.
“It’s vital to take part in our democracy,” Rubins stated. “We contemplate it an honor to have the ability to vote from area.”
NASA astronauts have voted from area earlier than. Rubins and Shane Kimbrough cast their votes from the International Space Station.
Rubins, the primary individual to sequence DNA in area, plans to work on a cardiovascular experiment and conduct analysis utilizing the area station’s Chilly Atom Lab.
Whereas she’s there, she’ll have a good time the twentieth anniversary of steady human presence on the area station, and welcome the crew of the second SpaceX industrial crew mission, anticipated to reach in late October.
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