Skip to comments.First Music Video From Space? Astronaut Chris Hadfield Sings ‘Space Oddity’
Posted on 05/13/2013 3:41:31 PM PDT by Main Street
International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield was already becoming an Internet sensation with his 770,000 Twitter followers and videos of him strumming a guitar and cooking spinach in space. But now the Canadian astronaut has topped those short performances with a competently-sung rendition of David Bowies song Space Oddity. The performance of the classically spacey song while actually floating in space wins the Internet as some commenters have suggested. Hadfield plays his acoustic guitar alongside shots of the station zooming over earth in the video which the staff of the Canadian Space Agency helped mix. Hadfield handed over the stations command on Sunday to Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov.
Apparently Bowie approves of Hadfields version, as he posted the video and the collage seen above on his Facebook fan page with a shoutout to Canadian musician Emm Gryner, who has played with his band and helped produce the version sent from space.
On Youtube since yesterday with 2,710,632 hits!
Hardly Breaking News.
In other news, woman kicked off airplane and arrested for singing Whitney Houston song.
Hadfield has done a great job making space interesting. I hope he goes into teaching at some point.
/Brock Samson/c Freaking awesome!
Cool video. Normally, I’d complain about the autotune, but I guess you can’t expect astronauts to sing Bowie songs with perfect pitch, so I’ll just grin and bear it.
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