Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper, with NASA MSC caption and 'A Kodak Paper' watermarks on the verso, numbered 'NASA S-66-62926' in red in top margin.
8 x 10in. (20.3 x 25.4cm.)
From the collection of Mike Acs
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During his stand up EVA, Aldrin lowered his gold-plated visor for a rare self-portrait that clearly shows his features. In previous pictures of spacewalkers, sunlight reflecting off the visor obscured their faces. Aldrin himself described the photograph as the first selfie in space. The back of the blue Maurer 70mm space camera can be seen at the lower left-hand side. The L-band antenna of the Agena target docking vehicle docked to the Gemini spacecraft and the Atlantic Ocean with the coast of Africa are in the background.

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