David Bowie’s Space Oddity is one of the modern classics of geek pop, but it’s never actually been performed on location in space – until now. Chris Hadfield has done a cover of it to mark his return to Planet Earth today aboard the Soyuz landing craft, but rewrites the lyrics a bit so that the ending isn’t so much of a downer. He really is a good singer, and does the song justice – and watching that guitar floating gracefully down the interior of one of the modules of the pressurized habitat aboard the Internation Space Station gives us chills.
And naturally, you’ll hear this version on Krypton Radio at any time during our broadcast days if you tune in to listen.
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