the space page The Best Space Selfies  

Jacob Shelton
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As it stands today, everyone has taken a selfie - even your grandma. And as cool as your grandma’s selfies may be, they’ll never stack up to the space selfies taken by astronauts and especially not the Mars Rover selfies. Astronaut selfies are particularly inspiring because they not only show the breadth of human exploration, they also show that no matter how much of an egghead you are, everyone likes taking selifes. Even more to that point, the Mars Rover’s selfies are examples of mechanical and artistic beauty. Whether or not you’re someone whose heartstrings are pulled whenever you watch movies like WALL-E, seeing a few rover selfies will make you believe that John F. Kennedy was on to something when he decided we should go to the moon.

Outer space selfies are some of the coolest photos you’ll ever see. Not only are they awe-inspiring in their scope of the majesty of outer space, they’re also full of neat details. It’s cool to see how NASA’s patches and suits have changed over time, and it’s interesting to note how astronauts need to find ways to alleviate boredom just like regular people. And thanks to the Mars Rover’s selfies, we’re actually able to see the surface of a planet that people have been dreaming about visiting since before interplanetary travel was possible.

Hook up your oxygen tanks and vote up the coolest space selfies below, which is going to be tough because all of these self portraits are out of this world.
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Buzz Aldrin Snapped the First EVA Selfie in 1966

Buzz Aldrin Snapped the First ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Space Selfies
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Karen Nyberg's 2013 Water Refraction Selfie Within a Selfie on the ISS

Karen Nyberg's 2013 Water ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Space Selfies
Photo: via Wikimedia
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Charles Conrad Caught His Own Reflection While Alan Bean Collected Lunar Soil in 1969

Charles Conrad Caught His Own ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Space Selfies
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The Curiosity Rover Got Creative for This 2012 Martian Selfie

The Curiosity Rover Got Creati... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Space Selfies
Photo: via Reddit