This video was published on YouTube on May 12, 2013. We’re republishing it today to honor the inimitable David Bowie.
It’s a version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.
Yes, it’s actually Hadfield on guitar and vocals …
Bottom line: Commander Chris Hadfield aboard ISS singing David Bowie’s Space Oddity, republished today to honor Bowie, who died Sunday at age 69.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.