Space Oddity

Published on May 12, 2013 by Chris Hadfield

A revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.

(Note: This video cannot be reproduced and is licensed for online music use only.)

With thanks to Emm Gryner, Joe Corcoran, Andrew Tidby and Evan Hadfield for all their hard work.

Captioning kindly provided by CHS (

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10 thoughts on “Space Oddity

  1. Awesome! My hats off to this pioneer. But how come his veins always look like they are popping out like he is straining himself?

    1. I noticed that too NC. I’m wondering if it has anything to do with the pressurized atmosphere inside the ISS?

      I actually had to do some research on him, because I didn’t realize he was the Canadian astronaut. My bad.
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      1. Really? He is Canadian? Thought he was American.

        Well then, we should all give the guy a nice, cold, Labatt Blue beer when he comes home, eh? lol

  2. Most all my songs I play at gigs are originals, but there are a few copies I add in and this is one of them.. This song is awesome. Another copy I added to my set is “Bridge of Sighs” by Robin Trower. You should check it out if you havnt heard it…Also, “spellbound” by Robin Trower.

    1. I love Robin Trower’s work! You have good taste my friend.

      I love Oregon’s Henry Weinhard beer too. One of my favorites.
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    1. Why thank you hweinhard. If I were in your area, I would accept your invitation. Oregon has alot of very fine talented musicians up there.
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