WASHINGTON — Before he comes back to earth, a Canadian astronaut aboard the International Space Station has gone out on his terms: a music video version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”.
According to the Associated Press and NASA, it seems to be the first music video made in space.
The astronaut, Canada’s own Chris Hadfield, had his version of “Space Oddity” posted on YouTube a day before his official departure from the International Space Station. He is at the end of a five-month mission to the station.
Hadfield returned to earth with two others, American astronaut Thomas Marshburn and Russian Roman Romanenko, via a Russian Soyuz capsule. As we previously reported, the U.S. is paying up to $70 million per astronaut to send them into space, something that NASA chief Charles Bolden is upset about.
Hadfield is a longtime guitarist and had played in an astronaut rock ‘n’ roll band. His video was taken throughout the space station and had some help from a Canadian music team.