Space Oddity: Hadfield Records First Music Video from Space

by Nancy Atkinson on May 12, 2013

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He’s leaving space on Monday, but not before giving the world a memorable parting gift. ISS Commander Chris Hadfield has captured the attention and imagination of so many during his five-plus months in space via social media and with the many videos he’s recorded while on the International Space Station. This is his final video from the station, and according to his son Evan Hadfield — who has helped orchestrate the Commander’s barrage of tweets and images — it is also, coincidentally, the first real music video ever recorded in space.

“With deference to the genius of David Bowie, here’s Space Oddity, recorded on Station,” Hadfield tweeted. “A last glimpse of the World.”

As someone posted in the comments on this video, Hadfield is the new standard of incredible.

Chris Hadfield in the Cupola of the ISS. Credit: NASA

Chris Hadfield in the Cupola of the ISS. Credit: NASA

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Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also is the host of the NASA Lunar Science Institute podcast and works with Astronomy Cast. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

Alex Howlett May 12, 2013 at 10:37 PM

soulful.

enthrense May 13, 2013 at 2:58 PM

“With deference to the genius of David Bowie, here’s Space Oddity,
recorded on Station,” Hadfield tweeted. “A last glimpse of the World.”

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Ed Jor-El Elkin May 13, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Wow! An evolutionary leap for humanity. Congrats and blessings to us all:)

bradlee seccomb May 14, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Chris Hadfield should be the Time mag man of the year. The things he has done are truly epic.

Skye Coe May 14, 2013 at 7:28 AM

Chee Haa!

Bette Weimar May 14, 2013 at 4:12 PM

A Canadian Astronaut, singing a British song in a Russian Rocket from Heaven!

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