Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield's revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, the first music video made in space, has rocketed him across the web.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield returned to Earth on May 13 aboard a Soyuz capsule to the sound of David Bowie’s 1969 classic, “Space Oddity”.
After five months aboard the International Space Station, Hadfield posted on Sunday (May 12) the first music video shot in space. The five-minute clip features Hadfield playing the guitar and singing a remake of the song while floating through a space module, more than 200 miles above the Earth.
Hadfield said he had obtained Bowie’s permission to sing his tune.
The 53-year-old Hadfield has a keen understanding of the power of social medial. With 312.000 fans on Facebook and more than 910,000 followers on Twitter, he has entertained the people on Earth with photos and videos of himself during the five months aboard the International Space Station.
Click through the gallery to discover some of the photos Hadfield shared via Facebook. And, enjoy his witty sense of humor!
I still remember the time my sister checked out Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars from the library and played the record five times in one day! by the end of the day I felt like jettisoning her off into outerspace. ;) The astronaut does a pretty good rendition of the song.
When I go to a conference and see bobble-headed enthusiasts wearing some kind of virtual reality goggles, spinning around in chairs, craning their necks to see some distant corner of a virtual world – I’m both completely disinterested and oddly intrigued.