Record-holding Russian cosmonaut takes ‘out of this world’ space selfie

Padalka has already set numerous space records, such as spending 859 days above the Earth’s atmosphere, as of August 18, 2015. However, he did not set a new first by taking a selfie in open space.

That honor went to Buzz Aldrin during the Gemini 12 mission way back in 1966.

Meanwhile, Padalka’s countryman Anton Shkaplerov also got in on the act in February, as he was part of Expedition 42 aboard the International Space Station, as he took this snap.

Космонавт Роскосмоса Антон Шкаплеров во время своего первого выхода в открытый космос (16 февраля 2012 г). Сегодня Антон празднует свой День рождения на орбите! @anton_astrey, поздравляем Вас! Здоровья, плодотворной работы на станции, мягкой и своевременной посадки! Roscosmos cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov during his first spacewalk (February 16, 2012). Today @anton_astrey celebrates Birthday! We congratulate Anton and wish all the best! #роскосмос #космос #мкс #земля #earth #cosmos #space #iss #roscosmos #roscosmosofficial

A photo posted by Роскосмос/Roscosmos (@roscosmosofficial) on Feb 20, 2015 at 7:12am PST

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