Year of 2017

Astronaut Terry Virts takes a selfie in space

In March 2015, US astronaut Terry Virts was orbiting Earth in the International Space Station with fellow space traveler Barry ‘Butch’ Wilmore. Who among us could resist the opportunity to take a ‘space selfie’ while tumbling around 250 miles above terra firma? Not Virts. After a spacewalk to make some modifications to the ISS, Virts sent this photo out on social media. Kind of makes those road-trip photos we posted last summer seem like amateur-level stuff.

A space selfie is a selfie that is taken in space. This include selfies taken by astronauts, machines and by an indirect method.