Selfies ... in space! First Instagram post from ISS

American astronaut Steven R. Swanson has boldly gone where no one else in space has gone before: Instagram. 

"Back on ISS, life is good." - Swanny #nasa #iss #exp39 #cupola #international #space #station #soyuz #earth

A photo posted by International Space Station (@iss) on

This amazing selfie was taken in the Cupola observational module in the International Space Station (ISS). Compared to this photo, your selfies probably look pretty lame (unless you are a koala). 

But taking selfies isn't new to astronauts. Before Instagram, they were using Twitter to post some pretty crazy photos, like this one from Karen Nyberg

One+of+the+coolest+games+in+space:+playing+w/+water+&+the+phenomenon+of+refraction.+pic.twitter.com/XGuf4WF6Mz

—+Karen+L.+Nyberg+(@AstroKarenN)+July+13,+2013+

You take selfies when you are at your favorite cupcake joint. Astronaut Thomas Marshburn takes selfies while orbiting Earth in the vacuum of space. 

Leaving+is+bittersweet.+It's+been+an+unbelievable+ride.+Can't+wait+to+see+what's+next!+pic.twitter.com/Y8rZVv2d3D

—+Thomas+H.+Marshburn+(@AstroMarshburn)+May+13,+2013+

Of course, nothing can compare to Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield's epic cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity." Here is hoping that they convert part of the ISS into a karaoke bar. 


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