Watch Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield Perform The First Music Video In Space
Check out this awesome music video created by Chris Hadfield, a former Canadian astronaut and commander of the International Space Station.
Hadfield has achieved fame through social media over the past several years for the music that he created while in space. He has roughly 1.7 million Twitter followers and has several millions of views on Youtube for several of his videos. He is also the first Canadian to ever walk in space.
One of the most famous songs that he has sung is David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”. On May 12, 2013, before handing over command of the International Space Station, Hadfield released the first ever music video in space which was a rendition of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”.
The video went viral and as of today, has reached tens of millions of views on Youtube.
David Bowie once posted on Facebook that Hadfield’s cover of the song was “possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created”.
The video did have several legal complications with it and at one point Youtube had to take the video down due to licensing issues. The copyright agreement was extended however and the video will only stay online until November 2016.
When Bowie passed away earlier this year, Hadfield created a post on Facebook to pay tribute to him.