NASA astronaut and flight engineer Kate Rubins plans to vote from the International Space Station, NASA confirmed to CNN, where she’ll be stationed during the voting period.
spend six months in space as part of the Expedition 63/64 crew. Upon launch in October, Rubins will research “the use of laser-cooled atoms for future quantum sensors” and conduct cardiovascular experiments from the space station.
first person to sequence DNA in space.)
How to vote from space
Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. NASA’s Johnson Space Center is located in Houston, so most astronauts are based in the city and registered to vote in Harris County, where Houston is located.
works like this, NASA told CNN: The Harris County Clerk’s Office uploads a secure electronic ballot to NASA’s Johnson Space Center Mission Control Center. NASA astronauts, using specific credentials, access their ballot and cast their vote, which is delivered back to the county clerk’s office by email.
CNN has reached out to the Harris County Clerk’s Office Elections Division for more information on how interstellar voting will work in 2020 and is waiting to hear back.