There’s something profound about this picture that Michael Collins took from Columbia, the command module of the Apollo 11 mission as Eagle, the lunar module, was returning from the first trip to the surface of the Moon. He took this picture 50 years ago,
July 21, 1969. But someone is missing! What do I mean? Well, let’s see, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are in the Eagle here, and the entirety of the rest
of humanity, is here. The only person not in the frame of this picture is Collins himself. Every other human being is
contained in this picture. It’s too bad selfies weren’t really
a thing in the 1960’s. He missed an opportunity to take one of the most epic selfies of all time. Eh… on second thought,
maybe it’s for the best.