First Ever Space Selfie Sells at Auction, It Was Made More Than 50 Years Ago

First Ever Space Selfie Sells at Auction, It Was Made More Than 50 Years Ago 1 photo
Photo: NASA/Bloomsbury Auctions
Behold, Kardashian followers, teenagers looking for a way to express their beauty, bored punks posting weird portraits with their work mates. The mother-load of the selfie is here and is something from the outers space. Literally.
When we found about this peculiar auction the first thing that went through our minds was the first vine NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman made an posted last summer. It was a 6-second time-lapse clip showing a never-setting sun from 240 miles (386 kilometers) above Earth on the International Space Station. As simple as it was, the short clip did meant a lot for the 21st century, a world where social networking is almost getting more popular than life itself.

The fact that an auction house is selling selfies done by astronauts decades ago only stands as proof that mankind’s interests are changing. The picture was in fact part of a bigger collection that includes images not published before.

Some were taken on the surface of the Mood during the early days of space exploration. The famous picture of the first Earth rise from Apollo was taken by astronaut William Anders, on December 8, 1968.

Then there’s also a portrait of Buzz Aldrin from the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon. It shows the photographer, which was Neil Armstrong, and the Luna Module reflected in his gold-plated visor. But like we said, probably the most impressive picture for a lot of the people today is the first space selfie taken by Buzz Aldrin.

All the photographs in the sale are vintage and were printed shortly after they were taken, on high-quality Kodak paper. According to Metro, the entire collection sold for a little over £61,000 ($89,862) last month.

How about that for a selfie, Kim Kardashian?
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