1. US Presidential Elections – ‘voting while floating’: Shane Kimbrough becomes only astronaut to cast vote from space

US Presidential Elections – ‘voting while floating’: Shane Kimbrough becomes only astronaut to cast vote from space

As the country is ready to choose its 45th President, an astronaut has cast his vote from space. This is the part of a long tradition called 'voting while floating' and Shane Kimbrough became the latest astronaut to join it, said NASA.

By: | Published: November 8, 2016 2:30 PM
Shane Kimbrough  is on a four-month research mission and went to space in Russian Soyuz rocket October 19, along with two Russian cosmonauts. (AP) Shane Kimbrough is on a four-month research mission and went to space in Russian Soyuz rocket October 19, along with two Russian cosmonauts. (AP)

Voting is not only a constitutional and a fundamental right but reflects your sense of responsibility about the nation, that’s why we consider it as necessary as eating and encourage people to cast their vote even in adverse situations. This is true for America too. As the country is ready to choose its 45th President, an astronaut has cast his vote from space. This is the part of a long tradition called ‘voting while floating’ and Shane Kimbrough became the latest astronaut to join it, said NASA.

Kimbrough  is on a four-month research mission and went to space in Russian Soyuz rocket October 19, along with two Russian cosmonauts.

US astronauts have been able to vote from space since 1997, under Texas law. Most astronauts live in the Houston area, home to NASA’s mission control and Johnson Space Center. David Wolf was the first astronaut to join ‘voting while floating’ and had cast his ballot from the Russian space station Mir.

American are enthusiastically waiting for the final result of a months-long process that will decide Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s fate. Though in different states they were leading to each other but the final output is yet to come. Let’s wait and watch which ‘white’ is going to replace America’s first ever ‘black’ President Barack Obama.

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