Not many artists can make a music video that's literally out of this world.
But astronaut Chris Hadfield did just that—awesomely so—with his revised cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity."
Hadfield, who is the first Canadian astronaut to walk in space, recorded his vocals and acoustic guitar in the International Space Station. In the video, he embraces his gravity-free environment and literally floats through the space station singing and strumming his guitar.
Bowie himself was impressed with the cover, posting a photo and link to Hadfield's video on Facebook. "CHRIS HADFIELD SINGS SPACE ODDITY IN SPACE!" the musician exclaimed." It's possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created and you may recognise the name of one of those involved in its creation."
Yep, Hadfield's "Fellow Canadian, the lovely Emm Gryner, was a part of the Bowie live band in 1999/2000," helped produce the track.
"I was so honoured to be asked to be a part of this," Gryner wrote on her blog. "You wouldn't get too many chances to make a recording like this and not only that, to make music with someone who - through his vibrant communications with kids in schools to his breathtaking photos to his always patient and good-humoured demeanour - has done more for science and space than anyone else this generation. "
"Planet earth IS blue, and there's nothing left for Chris Hadfield to do," she continued. "Right. Safe travels home Commander! "
Awesome all around. Is it too late to become an astronaut?!