James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston

Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington
RELEASE : M08-224a
NASA TV to Air New Space Station Crew Message About Voting
HOUSTON -- The two NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station joined millions of Americans Monday in casting their ballots before Election Day. Expedition 18 Commander E. Michael Fincke and Flight Engineer Greg Chamitoff also took time to record a new message urging Americans to exercise their right to vote.

NASA Television's Video File will broadcast the message Monday beginning at 3 p.m. CST on the Media Channel and 5 p.m. on the Public Channel. The message will air Tuesday beginning at 8 a.m. on both channels. For NASA TV streaming video, schedules and downlink information, visit:

Astronauts in space have been able to vote thanks to a Texas bill passed in 1997. For more information about the International Space Station and its crew, visit:

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