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Astronaut makes voting history

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posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 02:00 PM
"CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) -- With a quick computer key stroke, space station astronaut Leroy Chiao became the first American to vote for president from space, casting an encrypted ballot via e-mail and urging fellow countrymen to go to the polls Tuesday."

"It was just a small thing for me, but it is important symbolically to show that every vote does count," Chiao said from the international space station a few hours after the polls opened 225 miles below.

Chiao, 44, sent in his ballot Sunday night -- "Halloween night and maybe that's kind of appropriate."

I wonder who he voted for:


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