ISS Commander Signs Off With Amazing 'Space Oddity' Cover

Social media star Chris Hadfield on his way home
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2013 3:39 AM CDT
Updated May 13, 2013 7:33 AM CDT

After five months sitting in a tin can far above the world, International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield made a final addition to his series of space videos in the hours before his return to Earth. The Canadian astronaut, whose daily photos and tweets from space made him a star on social media over the last few months, plays guitar and floats through the station as he sings David Bowie's 1969 hit "Space Oddity." It's the first music video from space, notes Seth Fiegerman at Mashable. "Not only is Hadfield brilliant and fearless, he's also a great singer." He arrives home later today.

Bowie himself took notice of the performance, retweeting Hadfield's video and later tweeting, "Hallo Spaceboy..." A post on Bowie's Facebook page calls Hadfield's rendition "possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created." (Another Hadfield fan: William Shatner.)

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