NASA astronaut to cast her ballot from 200 miles above Earth
One absentee ballot, and this year's election will be out of this world. NASA astronaut Kate Ruben says she plans to cast her next vote from space more than 200 miles above Planet Earth. There's legislation passed a number of years ago to allow astronauts to vote in space. I think a lot of astronauts do this. They feel that it's very important. It's critical to participate in our democracy. And Rubens is currently just outside of Moscow, preparing with two cosmonauts for a mid October launch and a six month see if the international space station Most of US astronauts. Astronauts live in Houston, Texas, law allows them to vote from space using a secure like product, Balan.