Commander Chris Hadfield has recorded a version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, in space. This is probably one of the coolest things you’ll see in a while.
I’ve seen a few people complaining directly or indirectly that their tax money has gone to support a mustachioed Canadian bopping around in space playing a guitar. Something would tell me, if you’ve followed Commander Hadfield at all, you’d see where his priorities lie. He’s getting ready to head back to Earth in a few days, so his research duties are probably winding down, and I can’t think of a better way for him to pass the time. If this video inspires even one kid to get interested in science, being an astronaut, or David Bowie, then he’ll have achieved something pretty awesome. Beyond all the awesome things he’s already achieved.