ISS Astronaut Performing David Bowie's Space Oddity

May 13, 2013


This is a video of Commander Chris Hadfield performing a revised version of David Bowie's iconic 'Space Oddity' while floating around the International Space Station. It's worth a watch, and I'm half surprised Chris pursued a career in space exploration instead of music. Also, anybody else surprised there's an acoustic guitar aboard the space station? Think they have a drum set too? I only ask because *air drum solo* I AM READY TO ROCK SOME ALIEN PANTIES OFF.

Hit the jump for the video.

Thanks to David B., Cabbo, Tip, Babs and Lazlow3, who heard it's way safer to crowd surf in space.

  • joevsyou

    google paying nasa for all these videos?

  • Boyofbattle

    It should be noted that this man also fucking rapes the yo-yo

  • cabbo

    The man is pure Boss.

    And he's home today, too.

  • Brant_Alan

    This almost made me cry. And I didn't have to spray my eyes with a space water bottle either.

  • captaindash

    Loads of people got chills from this. I got emotional. It's better than the original.

  • ODwanKenObi

    THAT was beautiful. He sounded like a mix between Queen and Jesus. This is gonna sound weird, but for a second I think he took on the shape of a unicorn.

  • Brant_Alan

    Was Jesus one of your gardeners or...?

  • Am I the only one curious as to whether the acoustics (i.e. string physics) of a guitar being played changes in a zero gravity environment?

  • joevsyou

    he said it's been on around the earth 50,000 times They need bring that thing back down and auction it off

  • cabbo

    Gravity doesn't affect it too much, as far as strings and everything goes.

    The only difference microgravity makes when playing guitar is the fact that your arm has no weight (and you also have to keep hold of the guitar without a strap).

    The guitar that he took up there isn't special, it's just small. There isn't a lot of room for luggage when you're going to the ISS.

  • Kenlin Bros

    He got a special guitar made for the trip - it's one of his earlier videos. Not too informative, but still...

  • lewis glewis

    That my friends, is going to be the first man to bang aliens.

  • Tyler AitchKay

    Okay GW, you have to stop referring to Hadfield as "ISS Astronaut" in every article about him, like he's one of many astronauts doing badass fucking shit. Because he's not. He's the only one. He's Chris motherfucking Hadfield, from Canada, home of Wolverine.

  • cabbo

    Every astronaut up there is top dog. Also, he's no longer up there now, so he's like, not even an astronaut anymore.

  • SoldierZach

    No. Once you've been in space, you're ALWAYS an astronaut.

  • cabbo
  • Frédéric Purenne

    Really? "home of Wolverine" You need some fresh air, too much Geekologie and you'll end up like GW!

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