Monday, May 13, 2013

Space Oddity By Commander Chris Hadfield A Fitting End Of His Tour Of Duty On The Space Station

I was watching the news yesterday and an item came on featuring Commander Chris Hadfield handing over command of the International Space Station to his successor, Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov which was a nice end I thought. Hatfield had been on the Space Station since December 21, 2012 conducting all sorts of experiments and utilizing various social media (Twitter, Youtube, etc) connecting with people in unexpected and unique ways, stoking interest in what was going on in the station. Then he released the following video of himself singing David Bowie's "Space Oddity" at the very end of his experience in space.

I wonder if Bowie has seen this yet. A fitting and unexpected tribute from someone with a special perspective. Of course this video has gone viral overnight and already has over a million views (and 85K+ thumbs up). Great content, shared and enjoyed. Thanks Chris Hatfield! He's expected to land shortly and receive a much deserved rest. Then he'll have a ga-zillion interviews to deal with, but no doubt with a smile on his face. In case you are unfamiliar with Bowie's version of the song, here's a video.

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