Astronaut Kate Rubins also cast her ballot from space a few weeks ago.
Keeping with NASAâ€™s motto of â€˜Vote while you floatâ€ the lone American currently off the planet, has filed his electronic absentee ballot from the International Space Station.
Astronaut Shane Kimbrough cast his vote sometime over the past few days, Associated Press quoted NASA.
Kimbrough followed the path of David Wolf, who was the first American to vote from space in 1997, by using the 1997 Texas law that gives the ability to vote while theyâ€™re off on a space mission.
Each astronaut chooses which local, state, and federal elections they would like to vote in, before launch. Six months before the election, astronauts are provided with a standard form: the â€˜Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request- Federal Post Card Applicationâ€
Mission control in Houston then sends a â€œsecure electronic ballotâ€ from the County Clerk to the space station, and the astronaut records their vote and sends it back.
Astronaut Kate Rubins also cast her ballot from space a few weeks ago, before she returned to Earth on October 30th.
According to NASA, the only disadvantage of voting from the space is that they miss out on the highly coveted â€œI Votedâ€ sticker!