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This selfie photo is literally out of this world!

Astronaut's Jessica Meir's selfie. Shot with a Nikon D5 and 28mm lens in a protective housing (seen in the middle of the image) (Image credit: Jessica Meir/NASA)

If you are going to shoot a selfie, then you need to make a special effort if you want it to stand out on social media. If you are an astronaut, you have a natural advantage... but this selfie taken last weekend by Jessica Meir is literally out of this world!

The selfies were shot on a spacewalk from the International Space Station (ISS), where she is currently working as part of Expedition 61 and 62. Particularly impressive is the full length portrait (above) where Jessica used one of the solar panels as a mirror, with the Earth clearly visible in the background.

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The images were shot with a Nikon D5 fitted with a 28mm f/2.8D wide-angle lens – all housed in an all-white protective casing designed by NASA for spacewalks.

The image was shared on Jessica's Twitter account (opens in new tab) with the hashtag #SelfieSunday, and so far has been shared 1900 times.

A better view of the specially-modified Nikon D5, being used by NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan (Image credit: NASA)
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Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 


His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.


He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.