Selfie in Space

Date taken: November 12, 1966
Location: Space, Above Earth

Photographer: Buzz Aldrin
Source: NASA

Historical Context

Decades after the end of the Space Race, selfies have become a popular thing for astronauts and rovers alike to do in space - but the first can be credited to Buzz Aldrin, later the second man to walk on the Moon.

The above photo was taken during the Gemini program in 1966. The program proved that astronauts could undertake Extravehicular Activity in space - paving the way for the Apollo program and the eventual landing on the Moon.

Historical Events

  • 1966-11-12 Buzz Aldrin takes the first 'space selfie', a photo of himself performing extravehicular activity in space during the Gemini program

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