Space Selfie - Akihiko Hoshide, JAXA Astronaut - Sep 5, 2012

This is my favourite selfie. It has so many impressive things that make it amazing.

  • First of all it’s in space
  • It showcases the spacesuit in all its glory, tag and lights and all
  • You see the space camera, the Earth, and the ISS all in the reflection on the suit
  • Over the astronaut’s shoulder it is the infinite blackness of space
  • Over the other shoulder is the sun as a light source and the earth as a mirror to focus that light.

(15 July 2012) — The Soyuz TMA-05M rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan July 15, 2012 carrying Expedition 32 Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko, NASA Flight Engineer Sunita Williams and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

(22 Feb. 2012) — NASA astronaut Sunita Williams (right), Expedition 32 flight engineer and Expedition 33 commander; along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide (left) and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, both Expedition 32/33 flight engineers, attired in Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, take a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center