VIDEO: Canadian astronaut sets bar high for future asteroid miners
Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station (ISS), performed David Bowie's iconic "Space Oddity" on Monday from – you guessed it – space.
The social media savvy Hadfield belted out the tune while floating in a most peculiar way. He's now credited with the first ever music video from space, one which has gone completely viral and has garnered praise from all over our blue planet.
Even Bowie himself seemed fired up:
CHRIS HADFIELD SINGS SPACE ODDITY IN SPACE!“Hallo Spaceboy…”Commander Chris Hadfield, currently on… fb.me/24sZNW5ly
— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) May 12, 2013
While much cooler, Hadfield's solo performance is slightly reminiscent of this (for all fans of 'The Office' out there):
Sources: Global Post; The Rolling Stone