Buzz Aldrin’s ‘out of this world’ selfie is better than yours

Posted at 9:07 AM, Jul 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-16 09:11:01-04

The “selfie” has been around a lot longer than social media. Perhaps the earliest famous selfie came courtesy of NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin. He took one in outer space back in 1966.

“I didn’t realize that I was pioneering the selfies,” Aldrin said about the snap. “This camera is fixed. And then I go click. I did that. Click. I take a picture. Then the sun comes up.”

Aldrin said he took the space selfie because he did not have anything else to do at the time.