May 13, 2013


Astronaut Chris Hadfield Covers David Bowie's "Space Oddity" From Space

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has been updating his Facebook page and Twitter with extraordinary photos of Earth from space during his five-month mission at the International Space Station. As he prepares to come back to Canada, Chris thought the Internet deserved one final update from outer space. And what better than a cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity"?

In the video, Hadfield is seen twirling around the space station in mid-air (no gravity, remember?) as images of the solar system around him pass by in the windows. "I'm floating in a most peculiar way, and the stars look very different today," he sings, as David Bowie is surely geeking out somewhere.

"Space Oddity" was originally released in 1969, the very same year Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. Today, an astronaut covered the song... from space... and put it on YouTube the same day. The future is now.