Astronaut Aldrin lays claim to first "space selfie"

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin claims to have taken the first "space selfie" in 1966.
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One of the first men to walk on the moon is claiming another astronomical first - the space selfie.

Buzz Aldrin told CNN he snapped photos of himself with a camera aimed at the sunrise during the Gemini 12 mission in 1966.

"Another claim to fame for Buzz," Aldrin laughed in the interview.

Three years after taking selfies in orbit, Aldrin followed Purdue University graduate Neil Armstrong onto the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969.

The CNN interview was part of a new miniseries, "The Sixties: The Decade That Changed The World."

Watch the interview