ABC 7 News: BUZZ ALDRIN SHARES FIRST ‘SELFIE’ TAKEN IN SPACE

BUZZ ALDRIN SHARES FIRST ‘SELFIE’ TAKEN IN SPACE

Monday, November 14, 2016 11:23AM
You’re going to need to up your Instagram game after seeing the first “selfie” ever taken from space.

Famed astronaut and the second man to walk on the moon Buzz Aldrin shared an image on his Twitter page of what has become known as the “first selfie in space.” Aldrin can be seen looking directly at the camera in classic selfie fashion, as the blue of the earth shines magnificently behind him.

The image was taken in 1966 during the Gemini 12 mission.

50 years ago I took the #FirstSelfieInSpace during a day pass of the #Gemini12 mission orbiting the earth every 90 minutes at 17,500 mph pic.twitter.com/b1mNFgTV1z
— Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) November 13, 2016

The astronaut is also selling t-shirts of the space selfie, proceeds of which benefit his “ShareSpace educational Foundation promoting STEAM Education and Giant Destination Mars Maps for schools.”

Do you have your #FirstSelfieInSpace tee yet? All proceeds benefit my @ShareSpaceOrg 501c3 education foundation. https://t.co/uDqC2FYnB1 pic.twitter.com/G8qTsTqOo9
— Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) November 13, 2016

A vintage print of Aldrin’s self-portrait was sold at auction in 2015 for $9,200, according to CNET.

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