Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s Space Oddity Video
Posted 5/13/2013 1:18:00 PM

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has done an amazing job documenting his last 5 months on the international space station via Twitter, Facebook, and youtube. To celebrate his last day aboard the station, he released this very cool self made video of himself performing David Bowies classic “Space Oddity”.

Visually stunning, this self made video incorporated a little help from a former Bowie musician – Emm Gryner.

“The task was in front of me. I came up with a piano part. I then enlisted my friend, producer and fellow Canadian Joe Corcoran to take my piano idea and Chris’s vocal and blow it up into a fully produced song. Drums! Mellotrons! Fuzz bass! We also incorporated into the track ambient space station noises which Chris had put on his SoundCloud. I was mostly blown away by how pure and earnest Chris’s singing is on this track. Like weightlessness and his voice agreed to agree. And voila! An astronaut sings “Space Oddity” in space!”

David Bowie has praised the video performance saying “possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created.”

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Patrick Capone

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