Yesterday, Chris Hadfield (commander aboard the International Space Station) posted one of many videos he has posted from space.
(sidenote: Mr. Hadfield actually posts many videos from space. Most of them include awesome experiments involving questions from viewers. For instance, what happens when you ring out a washcloth in space? How do you brush your teeth in space? How and what do astronauts eat aboard the ISS?)
Anyway, the difference with this video? It’s a cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”… except it was actually recorded in SPACE!
This is the first music video ever posted from the ISS, and I couldn’t think of anyone better to do this than Hadfield himself. The video includes beautiful shots of the Earth from space, as well as plenty of clips from inside the ISS itself. The Canadian commander who was sent into space in December of last year loves interacting with his fans, as well as answering the questions from those fans. He has uploaded over 40 videos in the last 5 months, and I encourage you to go and watch every single one of them.
Unfortunately, Hadfield’s mission will end today, May 13th. He will return to Earth along with some of his co-astronauts. A replacement crew has already been sent up from Russia, so for the next few months the ISS will have a mostly Russian flight crew.
All of Hadfield’s videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/canadianspaceagency/videos?view=0
He even has a Twitter! https://twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield
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