Monday 13 May 2013
The Canadian Chris Hadfield has thrilled his fans with a song. “Incredibly good” they write on Twitter or “This has made me cry.” But Hadfield is not a pop star, but astronaut on the International Space Station. With a David Bowie song he has now passed from space – more than anyone before him
Hadfield in December 2012 at the start of ISS at the Baikonur Cosmodrome (Photo: AP).
to be an astronaut is a childhood dream for many. But quickly learns that men and women are not adventurers in space, but highly trained scientists who perform experiments or deal with other complex tasks. That living in the International Space Station (ISS), but also has his human side that has the Canadian Chris Hadfield man shown below on Earth.
After six months in space, he sang an emotional farewell to the song and made a video of his performance on the Internet. The 53-year-old attacked some 410 kilometers above the Earth to the guitar and sang with bell-clear voice of David Bowie’s classic “Space Oddity”.
Just hours after its release on Youtube, the video had already been clicked more than 500,000 times. Bowie had “Space Oddity” published on the fictional astronaut Major Tom in 1969. The now 66-year-old Englishman managed so that the musical breakthrough. The song plays in the movie world success “2001: A Space Odyssey” by Stanley Kubrick in which appeared in 1968
Austronaut with 800,000 followers
audience reacted in short message service Twitter with comments like “Incredibly good” or “This has made me cry.” The clip, which also shows stunning images of the Earth, Hadfield adopted by the ISS. He returns this Tuesday after nearly five months to earth.
Throughout his space mission Hadfield was a star on Twitter, as he floats playing guitar and singing through the ISS. More than 800,000 people follow the astronauts on the online messaging service, where he published spectacular photos and video from the ISS and gave an insight into the daily life of astronauts. Hadfield is scheduled to land at night in the desert of Kazakhstan. With him go his colleagues Tom Marshburn and Roman Romanenko. Were