The first known space selfie taken during an extravehicular activity (EVA) was taken by American former astronaut Buzz Aldrin during the Gemini 12 mission (1966).
Another notable and more recent space selfie was taken by Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide during his six-hour, 28-minute spacewalk on September 5 2012. Hoshide’s photo became a viral phenomenon after Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield uploaded the photo to his Twitter account on September 30 2013. Coincidentally, Oxford University Press, the publisher of the Oxford English Dictionary, announced in November 2013 that “selfie” was the word of the year for 2013. The picture topped many lists of the best selfies of the year.