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The First Space Selfie Was Taken 52 Years Ago

The first Space Selfie was taken 52 years ago (in November) by the NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin. This is also known as EVA Selfie. Extravehicular activity (EVA) is an activity done by an astronaut or cosmonaut outside a spacecraft beyond the Earth’s appreciable atmosphere which is also known as the spacewalk.

The extra-vehicular activity (EVA) equipment used by astronauts during spacewalks contains a specially designed camera for photography in outer space. The main purpose of the EVA camera is to take pictures of the subjects related to the missions.

During the Gemini 12 Space Mission in 1966, Buzz Aldrin took this photo using an ultraviolet film over the camera which was fitted on the spacecraft.

Aldrin was part of the NASA missions Gemini 12 and Apollo 11. According to Wikipedia, he has spent 12 days 1 hour and 52 minutes in space during his missions.


The selfie was auctioned off for the price of $9200 in the year 2015.


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