David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”… From Space


There are certain moments that highlight the amazing times we live in. This video is one of them.

With his return to Earth scheduled for late Monday night, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield decided to put together a musical farewell. Set inside the International Space Station, Hadfield enlisted the help of fellow Canadian Emm Gryner in recreating the David Bowie classic “Space Oddity”. Gryner detailed her involvement on her blog:

“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’ 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’ singing is on this track. Like weightlessness and his voice agreed to agree.”

Hadfield has garnered attention for his tweets of the view from above, but this is on another level. Man once dreamed of being able to travel to space, and now we have astronauts filming music videos from a space station. Truly amazing stuff.

Space Oddity

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