Astronauts Kick Off Spacewalk Trilogy With a Selfie

February 23, 2015 8:49 PM

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This gravity-defying, perspective-bending photo is an early contender for selfie of the year — but the one taking it isn't who you think. NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore takes up most of the frame, and his outstretched arm is such a distinctive selfie pose that it's easy to miss the fact that, if you look closely at the reflection in his visor, he's not holding a camera at all!

In fact, fellow spacewalker Terry Virts is the one taking the shot, with the sparkling blue of an Earthly ocean as the backdrop — look closely at the reflection and you'll see him floating upside-down a few feet away. A similar thing happened on the moon in 1969, when Neil Armstrong captured himself...

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