HOUSTON – Houston, we have his ballot.
The sole American astronaut aboard the International Space Station cast the ultimate absentee ballot from space. According to NASA, astronaut Shane Kimbrough cast his ballot within the past few days via a secure electronic ballot.
In 1997, a bill passed by Texas legislatures allows astronauts to cast their votes from space. Nearly all astronauts live in Texas. Astronaut David Wolf was the first to cast his ballot from space in 1997.
As cool as voting from space may be, astronauts who cast their ballots from beyond the stratosphere space miss out on that highly coveted “I voted” sticker.