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The astronaut voting from space

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He may be hundreds of miles away at the International Space Station, but that hasn’t stopped Thomas Pesquet from voting in the French election.

With the help of a friend, he was able to take part in what has become one of the most turbulent battles for the French presidency in decades.

Mr Pesquet, who now lives in Germany, said: “It was a bit complicated because I live abroad, but the people from the consulate were really nice so I was able to arrange for a French colleague to vote for me.”

The European Space Agency astronaut will return to earth at the end of May, after completing a six month mission at the space station.

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