Chris Hadfield performs Bowie’s “Space Oddity” in Outer Space!

Commander Chris Hadfield performed an amazing version of David Bowie's Space Oddity in outer space, while on board the International Space Station.

The song is accompanied by a most extraordinary video, which would be the most expensive music video of all time, if the cost of the space program were factored-in. At any rate, this has got to be one of the coolest music videos of all time.

(NOTE: This video had been taken-down from YouTube account after May 13, 2014 due to expiration of rights, but an updated version of the video is live again.)

Here are some screen shots:

Commander Hadfield sings

Commander Hadfield sings Bowie’s "Space Oddity" in the Intenational Space Station.

Commander Hadfield sings

Commander Hadfield sings Bowie’s "Space Oddity" in the Intenational Space Station.

This video was posted on Commander Chris Hadfield's Google Plus page with the following note:

"With deference to the genius of David Bowie, here's Space Oddity, recorded on Station. A last glimpse of the World. Space Oddity"

Here's an excellent version with Bowie performing Space Oddity:

David Bowie wrote and performed the song "Space Oddity", which was released as a single in 1969. While there was an earlier version of the song, it's release as a singled was timed to coincide with the Apollo 11 space mission, which marked the first time humans set foot on the moon.  It had some success on the charts, but really took-off upon re-release in 1973. Also sometimes known as "Major Tom", this song is has captured the imaginations of generations of rock and roll fans.

Commander Chris Hadfield performs David Bowie’s Space Oddity

Commander Hadfield is a Canadian Astronaut, and is the first Canadian to command the international space station and he's currently on board International Space Station as Commander of Expedition 35.

The outer-space music video was published on Commander Hadfield's YouTube account on May 12, 2013.

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