This Might Be Our Favorite Astronaut Selfie Yet
Space photos in general are a little hard to wrap your head around. Catching a glimpse of our world from thousands of miles above the atmosphere is a trip — and not only for the astronaut taking the photo.
It's a common selfie pose: snapping a shot of your feet dangling over the side of a bridge, building, amusement park ride. But seeing that same pose in space? Now that is truly next level. Astronaut Shane Kimbrough recently shared this very photo on Twitter, making us all second-guess just how cool our dangling foot photos really are.
Kimbrough was one of two NASA astronauts tasked with a space walk on March 24. He was joined by fellow astronaut Thomas Pesquet. You can check out some footage from their mission here:
According to the NASA blog, the two astronauts were sent to provide maintenance on the International Space Station, a task that took them a total of six-and-a-half hours outside of the station.
Kimbrough has another space walk coming up on March 30 with fellow astronaut Peggy Whitson — who you may remember as the oldest woman to complete a space walk at the surprisingly young age of 56. Here's hoping we're treated to some more out-of-this-world (sorry, not sorry) selfies in the days to come.