November 2nd, 2010
06:46 PM ET
4 years ago

Astronauts beam votes home

(CNN) – Three Americans have cast their ballots from the most remote polling station in the solar system - the International Space Station, soaring 220 miles above the earth.

Navy Capt. Scott Kelly, U.S. Army Col. Douglas Wheelock and physicist Shannon Walker used a special "secure line" to the Johnson Space Center, which relayed the votes to the astronauts' respective home counties.

"It's an honor and a privilege to exercise our right as U.S. citizens to vote from the International Space Station," said Kelly, who said he voted on Sunday.
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