Astronauts offering Earthlings selfies in space

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(KPLR) - Your dreams of heading to space may not be so "out of this world" as you think. The next crew heading to the international space station are staying connected to Earth via social media. but they want you to stay involved and are even offering an opportunity to join them, sort of.

"About once a month, I'll send out a simple question and the first one to answer that question correctly gets to fly. They send their picture to me, and I'm gonna fly their picture into orbit with me and I'm gonna take a picture of their picture floating in the window, so they're actually in orbit with me." said Rick Mastracchio of Expedition 38.

This will be Rick Mastracchio's fourth time on the ISS.

Follow Rick on Twitter: @AstroRM