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Space Vote.

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Hey, did you catch the big election news yesterday? No, not the apparently impending Bush victory, but the fact that a federal employee, NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao, became the first person to vote for president from space. Chiao was cagey about who he cast his ballot for, saying only that it was "very positive" that both candidates had said nice things about the space program. Spoken like a true civil servant.

 

Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.

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