Science & technology
NASA astronaut shares spacewalk selfie
Publish Date: Apr 24, 2014
NASA astronaut shares spacewalk selfie
NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio takes a selfie outside the International Space Station during Wednesdays spacewalk. Rick Mastracchio/NASA
  • mail
  • img
newvision

DURING Wednesday's fast-track spacewalk, NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio complained that his arms were too short to take a selfie. But that didn't stop him from trying, or from sharing the results.

"The spacesuit makes it very difficult to get a good selfie. I tried several today," Mastracchio tweeted hours after he and a crewmate, Steve Swanson, replaced a bad backup computer box on the International Space Station.

Taking a space selfie was a toughie indeed, not only because Mastracchio was wearing a bulky spacesuit but also because he was in the space station's shadow, silhouetted against that bright blue planet in the background. But all things considered, Mastracchio's selfie is probably worth keeping in the photo album, along with his other shots.

NASA astronaut Steve Swanson faces the camera during Wednesday's spacewalk, with the International Space Station's Japanese Kibo laboratory in the background.

NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio captured this picture of the SpaceX Dragon cargo ship docked to the space station's Harmony module during Wednesday's spacewalk.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Samsung Electronics Q2 profit misses estimates
Samsung Electronics on Tuesday flagged a second quarter in operating profit that missed analyst estimates after sales of its newest flagship smartphone failed to meet expectations....
Molecule clue to memory decline - study
A molecule that accumulates in the blood with age may be linked to cognitive decline, scientists say....
When a selfie is not enough: India abuzz over
Move over selfie, India is embracing the "velfie" with Bollywood stars, sporting heroes and even politicians taking and posting videos of themselves online using a range of new mobile apps....
Google
In a nod to its humble beginning in the garage of a Silicon Valley house, Google is building "campuses" around the world intended as fertile ground where entrepreneurs can flourish....
Facegloria: Facebook for Brazil
Fluffy clouds waft across a blue sky as you log in and while you chat with friends, Gospel music rings out: welcome to Facegloria....
A record breaking solo flight
Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg makes aviation history with a record breaking solo flight across the Pacific....
Do you think Ugandan graduates are the worst in the region?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter