Houston, we have a selfie!
The first ever Instagram post from space is soon to make history!
The image posted on Monday, to the official International Space Station’s Instagram account was a selfie of Steven R. Swanson. The American astronaut who was suspended in the space station’s seven-window observatory module took a selfie with an awe-inspiring bird’s eye view of Earth from above as the background.
Expedition 39 launched March 25th, aboard a Soyuz spacecraft featured Swanson and a pair of Russian astronauts, Aleksandr Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev.
One small step for social media, one giant leap for space selfies.
Keep them coming, spacemen and women. Your lives look way more interesting that ours do!