Chris Hadfield is a Space Oddity

After five months aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Chris Hadfield completes Expedition 35 and returns to Earth tomorrow in a Soyuz spacecraft. One of his final acts aboard: recording this amazing cover of David Bowie’s Space Oddity–the first music video filmed almost entirely in space. Have a safe trip back, Commander Hadfield.

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18 thoughts on “Chris Hadfield is a Space Oddity

  1. Without hyperbole, I can say this is one of the coolest videos on the internet. I really hope David Bowie sees it.

  2. Beautiful video, and the man has a great voice, especially for someone with all their blood attempting to get into their head.

    p.s. I still can’t get over the number of people on youtube calling this fake, whether they are trolls or just idiots, I just wish they’d find something better to do with their lives, like the guy in the tin can is doing.

  3. What an excellent video. I am really going to miss Commander Hadfield’s videos from the space station.

  4. Without hyperbole, I can say this is one of the coolest videos on the internet. I really hope David Bowie sees it.

    david bowie tweeted the video. he seemed pretty excited about it as well..

    this video was definitely very meaningful considering how much he spent trying to reach to everyone. he was very wise in using social media. very good way to get people excited about science

  5. I’m guessing it was shot from one of the capsules taking them to-and-from?

    Edit: actually, the shot towards the end would be from the capsula, and looks very different. I’ve got no idea. Tested crew, track this man down and get him on a podcast! :p

  6. The shots of the ISS seen from afar were taken from the Space Shuttle when it used to go around the ISS to allow the Astronauts onboard the station to inspect the tiles on the Shuttle’s belly to make sure that none were damaged during the launch and that it could return safely on earth (this was a procedure they started doing after the Columbia accident).

  7. Have now watched this / had it on in the background more than a dozen times; it’s so good. Space, man.

  8. I have to say im very impressed with this human. With all the videos he made he almost seemed like a space tourist and not an astronaut. Lucky him/us.

  9. I realize we literally just remade all of our money, but I vote we remake one of the bills to have Chris on it. Or bring back the $2 bill and make it a CSA/Chris themed one.

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