Chris Hadfield sings Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ in ISS farewell

Floating in a tin can: Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield sings Bowie.

(Credit: Screenshot by Tim Hornyak/CNET)

How do you top months of amazing photos, demos, and tunes done aboard the International Space Station? If you’re Chris Hadfield, you cover David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” in a showstopping finale.

On the eve of his return to Earth, the Canadian astronaut released a beautifully done video of himself singing the 1969 classic.

Mixed with the help of staff at the Canadian Space Agency, musician Emm Gryner, and others, the cover features a somber piano intro and modified lyrics that reference the Soyuz capsule that will return Hadfield to Kazakhstan.

When the mustachioed commander sings “I’m floating in a most peculiar way” while actually floating up in space, Hadfield wins the Internet, as one commenter suggests.

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