Monday, 13 May 2013

Astronaut produces stunning online video and sings Bowie's 'Space Oddity' from space (to mark his return today). This is really terrific and worth watching.

Chris Hadfield is a Canadian (which was home to me once) Astronaut on the International Space Station for the last 5 months and he's done lots of things in space including tweeting 'Happy St. Patrick's Day' in the Irish language. (In fact his daughter studied at Trinity College Dublin).

Few space travellers have actually done as much fun, interesting and "earthy" things to promote space travel than Chris. He had a space "singalong" with kids recently and he returns this Monday.

And so to mark his return, he's literally made a music video in space. Editing some great footage and singing Bowie's 'Space Oddity'. One cannot help wonder if Bowie ever saw it performed like this but he'd be pleased. He already tweeted Hadfield with "hello spaceboy".

This is, ladies and gentlemen, stunning.