10 Awe-Inspiring Selfies That Are Literally Out of This World

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3. Jerry L. Ross

On April 8, 2002, the Space Shuttle Atlantis took NASA mission specialist Jerry L. Ross into space for the seventh time. This was a spaceflight record breaker at the time, and it has only subsequently been equaled by NASA’s Franklin Chang-Diaz. Ross was perhaps looking to commemorate his momentous achievement when he took this dramatic self-portrait, with Earth in the background, while taking part in mission STS-110’s second EVA, on April 13. In addition to taking the picture, Ross also helped to complete maintenance work on the International Space Station during a seven-and-a-half-hour EVA.

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2. Michael Fossum

From July 4 to July 17, 2006, Space Shuttle Discovery spent nearly 13 days in space carrying out what NASA has dubbed “the most photographed shuttle mission in history.” Appropriately enough, mission specialist Michael Fossum snapped a ridiculously good selfie during one of his three mission STS-121 EVAs. The visor of Fossum’s helmet shows off Earth at its best in addition to mission specialist Piers Sellers and a solar power array from the International Space Station.

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