Hadfield recorded his version of “Space Oddity“ during his last mission on board the International Space Station. The video shows Hadfield with his guitar floating around inside the ISS with Earth visible through the station’s window. Although the vocals and guitar were recorded on the ISS the other instruments were dropped by Earth-bound artists. The modified lyrics include references to the Soyuz capsule that returned him to Earth – after five months on the ISS as part of Expedition 35 – on 13th May 2013.
To this day, the video had been viewed more than 40 million times. David Bowie himself also gave the video his seal of approval when he tweeted “Hallo Spaceboy…” in response to Hadfield’s video.