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Buzz Aldrin's first space selfie

Spacewalking selfie in 2015

Apollo 12 visor reflection

Blue Marble as a selfie background

Selfie on Mars

Rosetta takes selfie with comet

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The void behind a space selfie

Space shuttle repair selfie

Space selfie guilty pleasure

Space selfies have a long and distinguished history, but we have to go back decades to try to find the first one.

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin hopped on the selfie bandwagon long before the self-portraits became an Internet movement. Last year, he posted this image on his WhoSay page with the caption "@NASA I believe I get to claim the first EVA selfie from space during my Gemini 12 spacewalk orbiting Earth 17,000 mph. Best. Selfie. Ever." The space-selfie was taken in 1966.

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Buzz Aldrin may claim the first space selfie from back in 1966, but the trend is still going strong today. Astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore captured this image in February 2015 while running cable outside the International Space Station. It proved a hit on NASA's Facebook page, earning over 54,000 likes.

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Selfie-obsessed people on Earth often use bathroom mirrors to take photos of themselves. On the moon, astronaut Charles "Pete" Conrad captured himself reflected in fellow astronaut Alan Bean's helmet visor. This image was taken during the Apollo 12 mission in 1969 while Bean was collecting lunar soil samples.

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The curve of the Earth behind NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins makes a dramatic backdrop for this selfie, which was taken on December 24, 2013. Hopkins was a member of Expedition 38 and participated in a spacewalk to change out a pump module on the International Space Station.

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Humans aren't the only ones to embrace space selfies. NASA's Mars Curiosity rover delivered this selfie from the surface of the Red Planet in 2014 to mark the occasion of its first full Martian year. The selfie is composed of dozens of images patched together by NASA into a complete picture. Curiosity was at a site called Windjana at the time.

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Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko photobombs the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft in this impressive selfie taken in September 2014. The image was captured while the Rosetta team was still in the process of determining a site for the Philae lander to touch down on the comet.

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Astronaut Chris Cassidy took this charming space selfie during a spacewalk on July 16, 2013. A digital still camera covers most of his visor. The International Space Station can be seen in the background.

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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide, part of the International Space Station Expedition 32 crew, took this selfie during a spacewalk in 2012 that lasted over six hours. The lens-flare-like splash of light over his shoulder is the sun.

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Astronaut Steve Robinson headed outside the space shuttle Discovery to do some repair work underneath the craft in 2005. He removed a couple of protruding pieces from the heat shield, but also took a moment to snap this space selfie. The heat shield is visible in the visor reflection.

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Astronaut Reid Wiseman shared this space selfie on Twitter in late 2014. "Guilty pleasure to turn the camera upon thyself during a #spacealk," he wrote. He probably meant "#spacewalk," but that doesn't detract from the fascinating image where details like the light on the side of his helmet and his hands reflecting in the visor can be seen.

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