In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and an electric election year, many Americans are weighing their voting options, with some states facilitating mail-in voting. With days to go until Election Day, this story literally offers out-of-this-world motivation to support anyone's plan to vote: One American woman managed to exercise her right to vote while being some 200 miles above Earth. NASA astronaut Kate Rubins cast her ballot from the International Space Station last week. According to Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, in 1997, Texas lawmakers ruled astronauts registered to vote in Texas could electronically cast their ballot off-planet if they were on a spaceflight during the early-voting period or on Election Day, CNN reports. Rubins also cast her ballot from space in 2016.

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