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Canadian Astronaut in Space Station Sings 'Space Oddity' Song---Video

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Chris Hadfield of the International Space Station does a rad video of 'Space Oddity' song. Goes viral, over a million YouTube hits.

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Kenneth L (314)
Monday May 13, 2013, 7:46 am
Awesome video, awesome cover of Space Oddity by David Bowie, starts out a bit dull but he sounds great an octave higher for the rest of the song.
Go Canada!

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Monday May 13, 2013, 8:38 am
He has an amazing voice, only a cool Canadian could have pulled this off and lightened the mood up there, so far away from home :) He is a man of many talents. Noted with thanks Kenneth :)

Les M (3)
Monday May 13, 2013, 8:45 am
I saw this on the news. he has a great voice. I hope this kindles the imaginations of children and young adults to the possibilities of space travel.

Nicole W (646)
Monday May 13, 2013, 9:08 am
this is a great video, thank you Kenneth

Carmen S (611)
Monday May 13, 2013, 9:18 am
love that song, and thanks for the wonderful video, Kenneth

Kenneth L (314)
Monday May 13, 2013, 9:37 am
Btw, he's playing the actual chords in those two guitar spots.

He's ending his mission on the International Space Station shortly, including a two month stint as Commander of it.

More here:

Susanne P (18)
Monday May 13, 2013, 10:07 am
I just happened to saw the video on German TV a few minutes ago.
That guy is great, he's got a good voice, and I wish him a happy return to Mother Earth and his family!

Constance F (418)
Monday May 13, 2013, 10:53 am
I love this song by Bowie and he most certainly does it an excellent justice ~ he was feeling that song for sure ! What a great video to wake up to. Thank you Kenneth.

Lynn Squance (235)
Monday May 13, 2013, 10:55 am
Great video Kenneth. I took the time to watch some more Chris Hadfield on the other video links attached. Very, very interesting. And here is a life lesson quote from Chris Hadfield:

"Don't look back. That's not where you're going. Yes, accept things that have happened in the past, but pay attention to where you're going in the future and focus on that because that's your life."

I might also suggest that if the US or Canadian governments want to turn on kids to science, they enlist Chris for support. A picture of him with kids at Chris Hadfield Public School in Milton was awesome. The Star Trek TV franchise inspired my generation, the real star trek will inspire this and future generations.

Past Member (0)
Monday May 13, 2013, 11:32 am
Great video. Isn't this unbelievable! These people are so brave for venturing out into space to provide us with great scientific discoveries and developments that affect our everyday lives.

Lynn Squance (235)
Monday May 13, 2013, 12:16 pm
In thinking more about Chris Hadfield's statement, I guess there is a reason that our feet point forwards --- a constant reminder to look and focus on the future.

Jeannette A (137)
Monday May 13, 2013, 12:26 pm
Thank you for starting my week on a high note.... really lifted my mood!

Roxie H (350)
Monday May 13, 2013, 12:46 pm
wow this was such a cool video, and David Bowie... Ugh, hair is so grey.. thanks for pointing that out..-_-

Andras C (16)
Monday May 13, 2013, 1:26 pm
Great stuff!.
Thanks Kenneth.

Cathleen K (73)
Monday May 13, 2013, 1:43 pm
Thanks, Ken. That was awesome!

Carlene V (202)
Monday May 13, 2013, 3:48 pm
Enjoyed watching and listening. Thanks for sending this Kenneth.

Michael O (176)
Monday May 13, 2013, 4:51 pm
Thanks Kenneth! I love to see Canadian content here on Care2.

David C (131)
Monday May 13, 2013, 5:50 pm

Lynn D (0)
Monday May 13, 2013, 6:05 pm
Thanks -- I honestly didn't know there were any Canadians in Space!

Past Member (0)
Monday May 13, 2013, 6:52 pm
Great Video, Thanks for sharing

Shan D (49)
Monday May 13, 2013, 7:10 pm
@Lynn - WHAT?!!! There have been Canadians in space for DECADES. As in Marc Garneau (1984), Roberta Bondar (1992), Bjarni Tryggvason (1997), Julie Payette (1999), Chris Hadfield, and many others.

Lynn Squance (235)
Monday May 13, 2013, 7:58 pm
@ Shan --- Yes I know. Marc Garneau for example was just in the Liberal Party leadership race. I have heard Roberta Bondar speak. They are all very accomplished, of that there is absolutely no doubt. And I am very proud for them, for their accomplishments as Canadians and as human beings. But what I saw of Hadfield, he is more enthusiastic with the younger kids, the kids that can be turned on to science earlier.

Likewise, I am in my 60s, so for me John Glen was the early influence followed by other real astronauts. But in the mid-late 60s, Star Trek,cultivated interest. Now when I see Star Trek episodes, which is almost never, I cringe at it and its simplicity. But likewise I know that it did influence some to get into science.

Shan D (49)
Monday May 13, 2013, 9:33 pm
Sorry, I was addressing Lynn Demsky who posted immediately before me. She'd never heard of Canadians in space before today, apparently.

btw, I signed up to vote in the Liberal leadership race (since they opened it up to nonmembers) - and my first choice was Garneau. I was quite disappointed when he withdrew.

Mariann Rannenberg (158)
Monday May 13, 2013, 11:31 pm
I loved this story. He sings great. Thank You Kenneth.

Caroline S (78)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 1:44 am
Really great video, thank you !, I prefer this song with his voice! :-))

Ellen m (215)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 2:27 am
Thanks for sharing this video Kenneth, popularity aside I would never have seen it were it not for your posting ;-)

Patricia H. (440)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 3:19 am

Carol H (229)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 5:29 am
great video!! thank you Kenneth, noted and enjoyed

Kenneth L (314)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 6:24 am
Yup, quite a few Canadians been in space. I've seen Roberta Bondar's Pavilion in S.S. Marie, Ont. Knew of Marc Garneau and Chris Hadfield. There's an elementary school named after Chris in Milton, Ont.. William Shatner of course is Canadian and was the prime reason for the success of the original Star Trek.

Then there's the famous Canadarm, one of the best pieces of technology ever produced for use on the Space Shuttle.

@Lynn S., when you mentioned John Glenn and the sixties, I remember in Grade 5 entering a science project contest using a globe of the earth and sticking tinfoil satellites and capsules around it on the ends of coat hanger pieces. That was all they had done in space up to that point. Got a first or second prize ribbon for it. I think a weiner cooking contraption was entered by some kid lol. Ah, those were the days!

. (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 7:29 am
Hilarious! Thanks for sharing.

P A (117)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 7:41 am
Splendid - we heard of it over here too, I think it was on the BBC.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 1:59 pm
Delightful. This is what one would call a 'Dream Job!' Must be fabulous to do this and get paid for it as well. Fascinating. Live long and prosper! Science is truly fascinating.

Kim O (396)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 12:03 am
A galaxy of stars to Kenneth! Thanks for sharing!!

Yvonne F (181)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 11:34 am
Super!!! Thanks Kenneth for sharing

Yvonne F (181)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 11:34 am
Noted too?

avril k (52)
Friday May 17, 2013, 3:58 am
thats great... that puts a smile on your face...

Devon Leonar (54)
Friday June 14, 2013, 9:22 pm
Wow that was so much fun..! Thanks for posting this Kenneth... I had to share it around as well...!
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