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Video: “Space Oddity”

posted at 8:30 am on May 13, 2013 by

You know the song, but you’ve never experienced it like this.

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Marvelous!

ted c on May 13, 2013 at 8:39 AM

I was afraid it would be bad, it wasn’t.

The rewrites were okay too.

The guitar in space was pretty cool.

cozmo on May 13, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Weird. I listen to a randomize playlist of about 3 hundred songs during the day. I had no idea what the topic was and I switched off my music to listen to it. The weird part? Bowie’s Major Tom song had just started to play on my random music playlist.

Dr. Frank Enstine on May 13, 2013 at 9:13 AM

LIKE

Shy Guy on May 13, 2013 at 9:29 AM

That’s my fellow Canadian, astronaut Chris Hadfield! He’s doing us proud up there 🙂 Good luck to him on his return to earth today!

CityFish on May 13, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Spectacular.

danielreyes on May 13, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Magnificent!

I’ve never seen that much awesome and that much win in one YouTube video.

This will have 10 million views by the end of the week.

JimLennon on May 13, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Goosebumps. That was awesome.

Midas on May 13, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Most excellent.

trigon on May 13, 2013 at 11:11 AM

How about a ISS-wide team production of “Up, Up and Away”?

Shy Guy on May 13, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Chris Hadfield is pretty much set for life now – he’s a natural on camera, he’s a permanent Canadian hero, he has a worldwide following. He can write his own ticket for about anything he wants to do in Canada. Prime Minister, perhaps? The next Gordon Lightfoot? 🙂

I suspect, though, he’s always going to miss space – the views of the earth and moon, the weightless guitar tricks, etc. Maybe he’ll get rich enough to get back up there on a Branson space shuttle.

Marcola on May 13, 2013 at 12:27 PM

The next Gordon Lightfoot? 🙂

Marcola on May 13, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Let’s hope we never have an event that needs to be commemorated in a space version of The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

JimLennon on May 13, 2013 at 12:36 PM

When I first saw the video on TV, I didn’t catch the lead-in so I thought it was just a clever and well-done music video of the famous Bowie song, done with a good amount of CG, but I didn’t recognize the artist. What a pleasant surprise that it was a real astronaut actually filmed in space.

What a creative, talented guy he is, not an easy song at all to cover, and his guitar wasn’t bad either.

Great job!

TXUS on May 13, 2013 at 12:40 PM

He could do Crazy Train they say, “In space, no one can hear you scream.”

yongoro on May 13, 2013 at 1:24 PM

exceptthey say…

yongoro on May 13, 2013 at 1:25 PM

This will should have 10 million views by the end of the week.

JimLennon on May 13, 2013 at 10:08 AM

The internet is fickle, my friend. But yes, I do agree with the general sentiment. Mr. Hadfield is a gem of an astronaut.

gryphon202 on May 13, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Awesome

alchemist19 on May 13, 2013 at 4:30 PM

The next Gordon Lightfoot? 🙂

Marcola on May 13, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Let’s hope we never have an event that needs to be commemorated in a space version of The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

JimLennon on May 13, 2013 at 12:36 PM

What about Apollo 1 or the Space Shuttle Challenger?

PrettyD_Vicious on May 13, 2013 at 4:47 PM

What about Apollo 1 or the Space Shuttle Challenger?

PrettyD_Vicious on May 13, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Challenger was over 25 years ago, and Apollo 1 over 45 years ago. If someone were going to make a song about either, you would have thought he or she might have done so by now. Whereas I think Lightfoot wrote his song less than a year after the Edmund Fitzgerald actually sank.

Maybe I should say I’m hoping for no further opportunities for a space version of Edmund Fitzgerald.

JimLennon on May 13, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Over 3 million YouTube views in 24 hours…may well be at 10 million by Friday.so good prediction.

Blaise on May 14, 2013 at 1:07 AM


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