International Space Station Expedition 35 Commander Chris Hadfield has taught us so much about space. He's shown us how to make sandwiches in zero gravity (with tortillas, because bread crumbs--like potato chip crumbles--can clog the instruments) and why there's no crying in space travel. And now, with his departure from the ISS imminent, he's shown us that covers can still be cool by releasing a video of himself performing David Bowie's "Space Cowboy" aboard the ISS.
While floating in the most peculiar way Hadfield recorded the guitar and vocals right there aboard the ISS, then shipped the video home for what turns out to be some really nice production work on both the video and the additional music. The whole thing came together so well, even Bowie himself gave the video a nod when it released last night:
CHRIS HADFIELD SINGS SPACE ODDITY IN SPACE!"Hallo Spaceboy..."Commander Chris Hadfield, currently on... fb.me/24sZNW5ly
— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) May 12, 2013
Alas, it's likely the last we'll be hearing from Commander Hadfield from the ISS for awhile. The first-ever Canadian ISS commander turned over command of the ISS to his successor, Expedition 36 Commander Pavel Vinogradov, last night. He returns to Earth aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule tonight between 9:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. EST.
Commander Chris Hadfield thank you for your efforts as an astronaut!!!!!
I like seeing any kind of video of ISS and space, thank you!!!
I like the song!!!
A..... please do not sing or make another music video, thank you, too.
Well on second thought, please do sing as you pass over N.Korea and broadcast it too! LOL
A song about a man floating in space.... sung by a man floating in FREAKIN space!
Total and utter geek porn.
I have just geekgasmed over this video... twice!
Thankyou Commander Hadfield. This has made my day :)
Not only was this an awesome Idea, (and his lyric changes more appropriate. Who wants to be in space singing about being lost in space?) his cover was fantastic!
...Alas, it’s likely the last we’ll be hearing from Commander Hadfield from the ISS for awhile...."
Tell me when his album drops!
Astro comsic groupies, rofl.... snort, who knew?!
Heh. That was cool! Keep doing what you're doing, Commander!