Space Oddity

I absolutely love this video of Chris Hadfield on the International Space Station, singing “Space Oddity” by David Bowie. If you haven’t seen it, or haven’t seen it in a long time, well, go for it:

I watched this for the first time at the end of 2013, actually (not 2014). That marked a period in my life where I was super stressed, super overworked (like 80 hours a week), so I had not been following the great work Commander Hadfield had been doing on the ISS, tweeting with schoolkids and posting fun videos in Zero-G (This is how I brush my teeth in space, kids!).

So when I finally got around to taking the few minutes to watch this, I found it spellbinding. I even got a little verklempt.

It got me started devouring the rest of his videos on YouTube and I later read his book (not the best written biography in the world, but full of interesting details nonetheless). Inspiring guy, and he’s done a great thing for science education.


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