Social media is now all the rage “in a most peculiar” place: outer space.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has been aboard the International Space Station for five months now. As a sendoff, he recorded a very impressive music video of himself covering David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.”
The result is every bit as fantastic as you would think:
The video has been viewed more than 1 million times in 24 hours. It even got the attention of Bowie himself:
Hadfield has gained some notoriety for his use of Twitter
during his time in outer space. His photos and commentary are well worth a look and a follow.
And the Bowie cover isn’t his first foray into space singing. He also hosted a singalong
with Canadian schoolchildren earlier this month.
In case you’re wondering whether Hadfield will cry when he has to leave the station, take a look at this video:
Perhaps he’ll cry, but the tears won’t fall.