Video: Astronaut Performs “Space Oddity” on Space Station
Commander Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) is an astronaut currently on the International Space Station. (Though Hadfield is Canadian, which makes us wonder whether Canadians have a different name for astronauts, kind of like how Russians call them cosmonauts? A maplenaut maybe?) He's also an amateur musician who has some pretty solid iMovie skills. So he created a video of him singing David Bowie's "Space Oddity" aboard the ISS. It features Hadfield floating around, singing and playing the guitar — he manages to create a mood that ideally suits the lonely, sad, vaguely sinister tone of the song. There's also plenty of amazing footage of Earth as the ISS orbits, both during the day and at night. This video should be the entirety of the justification NASA sends to Congress when it submits its next budget.