Our new neighbor in Downtown Pasadena, The Planetary Society, is offering a sweet adventure to space for your…selfie!
By Shadi Absi
The adventure of space exploration for your selfie will be aboard the 2016 LightSail mission! LightSail is designed to demonstrate solar sailing, using the momentum of sunlight to propel small spacecraft through space.
You can submit your selfie and be a part of the world’s first citizen-funded solar sail adventure, by doing the following:
- Take a photo of yourself
- Submit it to the “Selfie to Space” link
- Fill in your name, email address (and country).
- And voila! It’s done.
Sorry tweens, the only restriction is that you have to be at least 18 years of age.
After you select a selfie to send to space, don’t forget to share it on social media using #SelfieToSpace to see it appear on their page.
As for the famous selfie with the President of the United States, here’s an excerpt of how it happened, as told by Bill Nye:
…Neil took the chance. “Hey, Mr. President, can we get a selfie with you?” I immediately remarked, “Let’s break the Internet!” For whatever reason, the President was charmed by our honesty and enthusiasm.
Neil produced his phone, reached way out in front of us…and his phone’s memory was full. I’m not kidding. Doctor Gear-Head-Tech-Savvy-Astrophysicist’s phone cam was not available — and, we’ve managed to sandwich The President of the United States between us! Stuff happens sometimes, but there is not a moment to lose — less than that maybe ;-). For cryin’ out loud! My O My!! Thinking as quickly as I ever have, I instantly produced my phone and got the shot. I took four pictures in quick succession. The one that I posted is number 3…
> read more about The Planetary Society here.
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