“I think it’s really important that everyone votes,” Rubins said.
“If we can do it from space, then I think people can do it from the ground as well.”
Rubins, who is currently stationed in Star City, Russia, with two other astronauts, is preparing for his space trip in October and will be on a six-month stay at the ISS.
She says she won’t let a little thing like low earth orbit prevent her from exercising her right to vote.
“It is essential to participate in our democracy,” she said. “We consider it an honor to be able to vote from space.”
Most American astronauts live in Houston, where election law allows astronauts to vote while floating among the stars.
His vote would be cast securely using an electronic ballot sent to Mission Control, who will then forward it to the County Clerk.
In 2016, Rubins and Shane Kimbrough voted from space.
During his six-month tour of the ISS, Rubins will celebrate the 20th anniversary of continued human presence on the space station and host the second Space X group, which is expected to arrive in late October.
With Post Wires