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Astronaut posts the first Instagram from space

On the International Space Station, 15 nations work together on an orbiting laboratory where they do things like Instagram.

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The first Instagram from space, taken by US astronaut Steven R. Swanson. (Steven R. Swanson/Screengrab)

It is a great accomplishment. It is history in the making. It is the world's first Instagram from space. 

And it's a selfie.

American astronaut Steven R. Swanson successfully posted a picture of himself on the International Space Station's Instagram feed this week. What's cooler is that he did it from space.

There he is floating in the middle of Cupola — the seven-window observatory section of the ISS. The caption reads: “Back on ISS, life is good.” Boo yeah.

His second post Tuesday was way better. It's the northern lights while above Europe:Now that's one for the bucket list.

Hat tip, PetaPixel.