Buzz Aldrin has been among the first people to do a few remarkable things. He was among the first crew to set foot on moon and today he just reminded the world about something else that he was first to do in space.
It’s the International Selfie day and one of Buzz Aldrin’s fans tweeted that he would have loved to see him tweet a selfie from space.
“I would have loved to see @TheRealBuzz tweeting from the moon. That alone would have made the trip worthwhile,” Tweeted Fred Bones.
No tweets but I did take the first selfie! In, from space! That was one expensive selfie stick! https://t.co/bSjSh1t7M4
— Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) June 21, 2018
Buzz Aldrin being the sport that he is, replied back to this tweet by saying that he may not be tweeting from space today, but he was the first person to take a selfie in space and that was a rather expensive selfie stick.
“No tweets but I did take the first selfie! In, from space! That was one expensive selfie stick!” said his tweet in reply to Fred Bones.
The shot in the tweet that Buzz Aldrin is talking about was taken in the year 1966 during NASA’s Gemini 12 mission, which was also his first spaceflight. During the 1966’s Gemini 12 mission he focussed on extravehicular activities which means activities conducted outside the shuttle while space walking.
After that Aldrin took part in the Apollo 11 mission where he was part of the crew to land on moon and was the second man to walk on the moon. He was also the first man to urinate on the moon. A vintage print of this particular photograph was sold at an auction in London for a price of $9,200.