Chris Hadfield’s “Space Oddity”


In case my followers or anyone really has yet to see this wonderful video, I want to share it on my blog out of sheer respect for the man who made it. It’s no surprise to people that know me well that I hold space exploration, NASA, and the ISS in high regard. Many of my poems are inspired by thoughts of space and all of the grand possibilities out there. I wanted to be an astronaut once, but now I can rest easy and admire those who have the courage to take that path.

Commander Chris Hadfield keeps up with social media (such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube) while he’s aboard the International Space Station. In the past, he’s explained how to play the guitar while in space, and why tears stick to your face when you cry in space. There’s a heaping of more insightful videos around, too, but his latest video takes the cake in the form of an inspirational message. Here, Commander Hadfield performs a slightly-edited version of “Space Oddity” by David Bowie. He is about to leave the ISS and pass his role of commander to a fellow attendee of the station. As a farewell, he recorded this video with the help of some friends down on Earth. Enjoy!

Hopefully you were as inspired as I was when I first watched the video. If you enjoyed this video, I recommend you watch the rest of his collection on his YouTube channel. His insights into science and space are tremendous.

Until next time, friends. To infinity…and beyond!

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