Astronaut Covers Bowie Classic 'Space Oddity'

David Bowie's classic hit "Space Oddity" has been covered a lot of times, but perhaps never before like Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who performed the song while aboard the International Space Station.

In Hadfield's version of "Space Oddity," he altered the lyrics to include a mention of the Soyuz capsule aboard which Hadfield will return to Earth.

"With deference to the genius of David Bowie, here's 'Space Oddity,' recorded on Station," Hadfield tweeted. "A last glimpse of the World." Staff at the Canadian Space Agency and musician Emm Gryner helped to bring the song to life.

David Bowie showed his appreciation for Hadfield's efforts by tweeting "Hallo Spaceboy."

The video for the cover version, which features Hadfield floating around the ISS, has been viewed over 12 million times on YouTube.

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