See The Most Extraordinary Vintage Photos From Outer Space

Or, what you'd put on Instagram if you were an astronaut

Most of us can barely get through a trip to Wagamamas without feeling the need to Instagram our noodles, so imagine how we’d be if we ever went into outer space?

Thankfully, the few men, women (and machines) who have managed it have proven no less committed to capturing the view outside their cabin windows, even in the days when they had to wait until they got home to develop the shots.

Evidence of this can be found in a breath-taking new exhibition at the Photo Shanghai art fair this week, where over 100 photographs taken during some of the most fruitful expeditions of the 1960s, 70s and 80s are on display.

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Titled For All Mankind: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1983, the exhibit features 29 years of rare photos – including the ‘Earthrise’ view image taken from Apollo 8, a portrait of Buzz Aldrin (as shot by Neil Armstrong) and the world’s first picture of the Earth taken from the moon in December 1966.

If you want to see the photos up close, you’ll have to be quick – and more importantly in Shanghai. The exhibit is being held exclusively in the Chinese city over the weekend.

Otherwise, enjoy this gallery of some of the show’s highlights. And share them on Facebook, naturally.

For All Mankind: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964-1983 runs from the 5-7 September at Photo Shanghai, Shanghai Exhibition Centre

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