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2013: A Space Oddity as Astronaut Sings Bowie in Space

Social media darling and astronaut Chris Hadfield takes David Bowie to new, dizzying heights.

By Tara Kenny
May 13, 2013
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2013: A Space Oddity as Astronaut Sings Bowie in Space

Social media darling and astronaut Chris Hadfield takes David Bowie to new, dizzying heights.

By Tara Kenny
May 13, 2013
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Cast your eyes on the YouTube diary of Canada Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield and you will never be impressed by the notion of man placing a flag on the moon again. Canada's first commander of the International Space Station has been furiously tweeting and video blogging live from Expedition 35 for the past five months, creating the closest thing the world has seen to the Big Brother diary room in outer space in the process.

While the CSA website lists the mission's objectives as "to carry out scientific experiments" and "perform robotic tasks", Renaissance man Hadfield has also managed to produce the astronaut's answer to Cindy Crawford's Buns of Steel and show his tender side in an attempt to find out what happens to tears in space (hint: not the same as what happens in heaven).

Most recently, Hadfield has been busy staging a music video of 'Space Oddity' by David Bowie. Turns out Bowie's understanding of outer space is pretty bang on — the clouds look very different up there, Hadfield floats in a most peculiar way and while planet Earth is blue, there's nothing left to do, hence the Soyuz capsule is set to touch down to Earth tomorrow.

Via Slate.

Published on May 13, 2013 by Tara Kenny

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