Nasa spacewalk selfie: the selfie that looks down on all others
Selfies are a never-ending phenomenon, it would seem. We have had the #nomakeupselfie, the funeral selfie, the selfie Olympics, the protest selfie, and even the belfie (thanks, Kim). But now we have had the selfie that looks down on all others - literally - thanks to astronaut Rick Mastracchio, who took his own self-portrait in space.
The Nasa astronaut captured a snap of himself during a spacewalk on Wednesday outside of the International Space Station.
Taking the selfie seemed to prove challenging for Mastracchio, who was wearing a bulky space suit at the time and complained his arms were too short to take a decent picture.
Mastracchio posted the picture after he and fellow astronaut Steve Swanson replaced a backup computer on the exterior of the ISS called a Multiplexer-Demultiplexer (MDM).
The image was accompanied by: “An EVA selfie. The space suit makes it very difficult to get a good selfie. I tried several today.”
Mastracchio also posted his other attempt, which he clarified was not a selfie, alongside images of the Earth and the Space X Dragon.
In front of the Japanese modules on today's EVA. Not a selfie. pic.twitter.com/uOYNMGsuSv; Rick Mastracchio (@AstroRM) April 23, 2014
The pictures were taken while the SpaceX Dragon cargo ship docked during the spacewalk.
The Microsoft mogul told fans a few home truths during his Reddit AMA
- 1 Woman falls to her death as she celebrates marriage proposal at the edge of Ibiza cliff
- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 Dad attempts revenge on teenage daughter, plan backfires spectacularly
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
Woman falls to her death as she celebrates marriage proposal at the edge of Ibiza cliff
Boris Johnson claims porn-obsessed Islamic jihadists are 'literally w*****s'
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Ball pool for adults opens in London
Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
£100 - £150 per day: Tradewind Recruitment: Year 3 Teacher Birmingham Jan 2015...
£45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits: Ashdown Group: Lead Web Develo...
£21000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable: Tradewind Recruitment: Key Stage 2 tea...
£40000 - £50000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...