A year ago, Col. Chris Hadfield posted a stirring home-brew video of him performing David Bowie's Space Oddity—while afloat in the International Space Station. For copyright reasons, today's your last chance to watch the video. 22 million views later. Sheesh.
ISS Commander and mustachioed Canadian Chris Hadfield has given us no end of joys during his current five-month stint floating above our blue orb. But perhaps none of them is as touching—and just downright incredible—as his sendoff cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity."
I always found David Bowie to be a tad creepy—thanks a lot, Labyrinth—but I've always loved Space Oddity as one of his greatest songs. That and Fame... It's already something of a spaced-out nursery rhyme, so a children's book is a perfect medium shift.