David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station

David Bowie's "Space Oddity" recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station

Movies set in space are cool, but actually being in space is the coolest. That’s why Commander Chris Hadfield is probably the coolest guy on eart… orbitting earth. Technically he’s now back on earth, but before you left the International Space Station he did what no other had done before: recorded a music video in space.

You probably know Commander Hadfield from his super fun videos aboard the I.S.S., like showing you how creepy it looks when you cry. Thankfully he gave us one last present before he left the space station – a beautiful (and surprisingly emotional) rendition of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”. Incredibly, the song will be 44 years old in June, as it was originally going to be released to coincide with the Apollo 11 moon landing that put the first humans on the moon. Do you think that David Bowie ever thought that an honest to God astronaut would be singing his song in space? I doubt it.

Here’s an idea: David Bowie should give NASA the ability to sell the song on iTunes, then put all the proceeds to keeping vital NASA programs running. Imagine if the song made a couple million bucks, how great would that be? Watch the video below and prepare to wowed.

Bobby Solomon

May 13, 2013 / By

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