Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Real Major Tom

"Here am I sitting in a tin can"

David Bowie's Space Oddity featuring the vocal stylings (and slightly modified lyrics) of astronaut Chris Hadfield beamed from the International Space Station (the music was recorded on earth).

A 25-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, Hadfield flew on two Space Shuttle missions before becoming Commander of Expedition 35 on the International Space Station which he entered on December 21, 2012 (he returns to Earth today).

He was also Chief of Robotics for the NASA Astronaut Office (2003-6) and Chief of International Space Station Operations for NASA (2006-8).

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