Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield recorded the first music video made in space, a custom rendition of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity,’ to cap off a five-month mission to the International Space Station. Hadfield and fellow astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Roman Romanenko touched down safely in Kazakhstan on May 14.
Hadfield, Canada’s first commander of the ISS, rose to space-celebrity status with his commentary on a number of zero-G topics, including the ever-important how to make a sandwich (cue to 1:16 for the Tortilla Escape), the merits of full-length Russian pajamas, and the procedural knowledge required for brushing one’s teeth (see this video for more on the physics of water in a zero-gravity environment).
‘Space Oddity’ has a floating guitar, a contemplative stare, a weightless guitar solo, and is in space. Watch it.