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Astronaut Selfies

Retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin attended the SciTechLeaders Conference (because he is the Science Director of The National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists), and took this photo with the other attendees. I wonder if this could be some kind of record for the most people in one selfie. One thing I found out is that Aldrin already holds a selfie record.

(Image credit: NASA)

Buzz Aldrin took the first spacewalk selfie when he reached out to the camera and snapped it during the Gemini 12 mission in 1966, although Michael Collins had taken a selfie inside a space capsule a few months earlier on the Gemini 10 mission. Neither astronaut could imagine at the time how ubiquitous that photography technique would become in the 21st century.


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