Astronaut Chris Hadfield Sings David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” On Board the International Space Station

Chris Hadfield has spent the past five months on the ISS. And, if you regularly follow our site, you’ll know that the media-savvy astronaut has engaged earthlings with a steady stream of tweets, a series of educational videos (see below), and the occasional entertaining routine. In recent months, he has kibitzed with William Shatner and even strummed a tune for Peter Gabriel. Now, before handing over command of the ISS to a Russian cosmonaut, Hadfield bade us farewell by singing a zero gravity version of “Space Oddity,” the song that helped launch David Bowie’s music career back in 1969. What could be a more perfect pick? In case you’re wondering, Hadfield is playing a Larrivée Parlor guitar, which he used to make the first album ever recorded in orbit. We’ll eventually tell you more about that….

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