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NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station

NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station
Posted at 7:54 PM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 19:54:42-04

ATLANTA (AP) — NASA astronaut Kate Rubins told The Associated Press on Friday that she plans to cast her next vote from space – more than 200 miles above Earth.

Rubins and two cosmonauts are in Star City, Russia, just outside Moscow.

She's preparing for a mid-October launch and a six-month stay at the International Space Station.

Texas law allows U.S. astronauts to vote from space using a secure electronic ballot.

Mission Control in Houston forwards the ballot to the space station, which Rubins then emails to the county clerk.