November 2nd, 2010
06:54 PM ET

Astronauts cast ballots from space

Three Americans have cast their ballots from the most remote polling station in the solar system the International Space Station, soaring 220 miles above 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 voted on Sunday.

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