ATLANTA (AP) — NASA astronaut Kate Rubins advised The Involved Press on Friday that she programs to solid her following vote from room – much more than 200 miles over Earth.
Rubins is just outdoors Moscow in Star City, Russia, planning with two cosmonauts for a mid-Oct start and a six-thirty day period remain at the Intercontinental House Station.
“I believe it is actually crucial for everybody to vote,” Rubins stated. “If we can do it from room, then I imagine individuals can do it from the floor, also.”
Most U.S. astronauts reside in Houston. Texas law allows them to vote from house employing a protected electronic ballot. Mission Management forwards the ballot to the house station and relays the completed ballot again to the county clerk.
“It’s vital to take part in our democracy,” Rubins mentioned. “We think about it an honor to be in a position to vote from area.”
NASA astronauts have voted from room in advance of. Rubins and Shane Kimbrough solid their votes from the Worldwide Area Station.
Rubins, the 1st individual to sequence DNA in area, programs to operate on a cardiovascular experiment and perform study using the space station’s Chilly Atom Lab.
Though she’s there, she’ll rejoice the 20th anniversary of steady human existence on the area station, and welcome the crew of the next SpaceX business crew mission, predicted to get there in late October.
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