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(YouTube)   A Space Oddity, re-recorded in space by Chris Hadfield, as he gets ready to leave the ISS on Monday   (youtube.com) divider line 189
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2013-05-12 09:51:23 PM  
Here he is on the ocean floor, opening a can of Coke. Link
 
2013-05-12 09:52:07 PM  

gweilo8888: Neat, but couldn't watch to the end. Does he actually play the guitar at any point, or is it there just for spinning?


He plays it, Round-eye.
 
2013-05-12 09:52:52 PM  
I will kiss that guy if I ever got the chance. He's made me love space exploration again, like I did when I was a kid.

Also, I just got out my old Bowie recordings, so thanks for that, Commander Hadfield.
 
2013-05-12 09:54:57 PM  
Is it possible this guy is the coolest Astronaut ever?  Yes I think so.
 
2013-05-12 09:55:02 PM  
Also, I believe its been mainly has son who has been making all the posting possible. 

almostsane: I am SO going to miss his many daily Facebook posts!   I do hope that he eventually publishes all his photos in a coffee book once he's Earth bound again.


Hmm, that might be troublesome. He may have taken the pictures, but they were likely with NASA cameras. I seem to remember a case where this issue popped up before with another non-NASA astronaut.
 
2013-05-12 09:55:10 PM  

almostsane: I do hope that he eventually publishes all his photos in a coffee book once he's Earth bound again.


There are so many to choose from, but this recent picture just stopped me in my tracks for some reason.

pbs.twimg.com
 
2013-05-12 09:56:51 PM  

patchvonbraun: ArgusRun: Oh my god.  My ovaries hurt.   I want to have his musical nerd babies.

Me too, and I'm male and straight :-)

Actually met the guy once, when I was a steely-eyed missile man.    Impressed the hell out of me.


You just made me snort ginger ale through my nose:  it hurt.  But I forgive you 'cause I'm still laughing.
 
2013-05-12 09:56:53 PM  
If NASA made some cool space music video, some people might actually remember they're still in business.

Saturn V launch to music.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rXtG3vfAlA
 
2013-05-12 09:58:48 PM  
Oh friggin great, he speaks russian as well. I might as well pack up and leave this guys got it all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIUri1s5sLs&feature=youtu.be
 
2013-05-12 10:00:16 PM  

bakarocket: unitednihilists: every political party in Canada is jumping through hoops right now to find out which way this guy rolls in hopes of putting him on there team.

Sad to see him leave space, he's done more for space exploration PR in 6 months then NASA has done in 6 years.

6 years? I'd say 40 years.


Seriously.  This video is amazing and it's been awesome getting his pictures.  He wins the internet.
 
2013-05-12 10:00:24 PM  
Awesome!
 
2013-05-12 10:01:03 PM  

bbfreak: Also, I believe its been mainly has son who has been making all the posting possible.  almostsane: I am SO going to miss his many daily Facebook posts!   I do hope that he eventually publishes all his photos in a coffee book once he's Earth bound again.

Hmm, that might be troublesome. He may have taken the pictures, but they were likely with NASA cameras. I seem to remember a case where this issue popped up before with another non-NASA astronaut.


Yes, his son, Evan, is a FARKer and I still remember the day he posted that his dad was going to the ISS.

I figure that NASA or the ISS would lay claim to his photos but if the book profits go to them or an educational concern that encourages kids to study science I thought maybe they could work something out.  Of course, that's expecting reasonable behavior from a gov't agency so maybe I've had one too many beers today......
 
2013-05-12 10:01:20 PM  
Nice. I was expecting terrible singing or other such hackery.

Also notice the imitation of Bowie's accent at the beginning.
 
2013-05-12 10:01:42 PM  

unitednihilists: Oh friggin great, he speaks russian as well. I might as well pack up and leave this guys got it all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIUri1s5sLs&feature=youtu.be


Eh, that's nothing special. All astronauts who fly on the Soyuz have to learn Russian. Plus he also spent time aboard Mir, again knowing Russian on a Russian spacecraft is probably a good idea.
 
2013-05-12 10:02:40 PM  
Holy motherfarking shiat, that is amazing!
 
2013-05-12 10:04:47 PM  

almostsane: bbfreak: Also, I believe its been mainly has son who has been making all the posting possible.

Yes, his son, Evan, is a FARKer and I still remember the day he posted that his dad was going to the ISS.


I didn't know that. I've only seen his son over on Reddit but yeah he's been doing the Earth-side technical stuff so his dad can talk to the erflings (like this video).
 
2013-05-12 10:05:39 PM  

almostsane: I figure that NASA or the ISS would lay claim to his photos but if the book profits go to them or an educational concern that encourages kids to study science I thought maybe they could work something out. Of course, that's expecting reasonable behavior from a gov't agency so maybe I've had one too many beers today......


Aren't all of NASA's photos public domain because they were done at public expense for the betterment of the nation? Or some damn thing? Anyway, NASA's done plenty of coffee-table books before, I can only hope someone in the PR department is scenting an opportunity.
 
2013-05-12 10:06:58 PM  
thegentlemanblog.files.wordpress.com


Not as awesome as this, of course, but still a very nice treat.
 
2013-05-12 10:08:30 PM  

bbfreak: unitednihilists: Oh friggin great, he speaks russian as well. I might as well pack up and leave this guys got it all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIUri1s5sLs&feature=youtu.be

Eh, that's nothing special. All astronauts who fly on the Soyuz have to learn Russian. Plus he also spent time aboard Mir, again knowing Russian on a Russian spacecraft is probably a good idea.


www.hwdyk.com

/we need some more 'Mericans in space!
//Canoocks are insidious and everywhere!!
///Bowie is going to burn in Hell!!!
 
2013-05-12 10:09:45 PM  
Dunno if you still check in here, haddie, but from one RCAF brat to another, you officially have the coolest dad ever.

Seriously, fighter pilot/astronaut/rock star/Trekkie/pornstache?  That's not a man, that's an underground comic book character.
 
2013-05-12 10:14:18 PM  
Nice. Walter White has some singing chops.
 
2013-05-12 10:15:11 PM  
almostsane: Yes, his son, Evan, is a FARKer and I still remember the day he posted that his dad was going to the ISS.


That was the day I made a Twitter account.
 
2013-05-12 10:18:39 PM  
Wow...
 
2013-05-12 10:18:41 PM  

theorellior: almostsane: I figure that NASA or the ISS would lay claim to his photos but if the book profits go to them or an educational concern that encourages kids to study science I thought maybe they could work something out. Of course, that's expecting reasonable behavior from a gov't agency so maybe I've had one too many beers today......

Aren't all of NASA's photos public domain because they were done at public expense for the betterment of the nation? Or some damn thing? Anyway, NASA's done plenty of coffee-table books before, I can only hope someone in the PR department is scenting an opportunity.



Mmm, looking into it it would be possible. I think the only issue NASA would take is Chris claiming ownership of the photos.

If the NASA material is to be used for commercial purposes, especially including advertisements, it must not explicitly or implicitly convey NASA's endorsement of commercial goods or services. If a NASA image includes an identifiable person, using the image for commercial purposes may infringe that person's right of privacy or publicity, and permission should be obtained from the person

It is unlawful to falsely claim copyright or other rights in NASA material.
 
2013-05-12 10:19:06 PM  

unitednihilists: Oh friggin great, he speaks russian as well. I might as well pack up and leave this guys got it all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIUri1s5sLs&feature=youtu.be


I just put my man card in the blender.

Giving away all my worldly goods, taking up knitting, and moving to a monastery in the morning.  Seems like
  the only reasonble thing to do.... Who's with me?  :)
 
2013-05-12 10:24:48 PM  
This made me smile deeply and it felt good.  Thanks, subby and Cmdr. H.

I wonder what Bowie thinks?

/ you know it's probably been brought to his attention, or it will be if MSM gets wind.
 
2013-05-12 10:24:56 PM  
Not enough Autotune.
 
2013-05-12 10:25:17 PM  

bbfreak: Also hopefully NASA has learned a thing or two about public outreach, because while NASA is pretty OK at online public outreach he's been a lot more effective in my opinion.


The thing to learn is that the kind of public outreach that makes people's hair stand on end, that makes people happy to share it with everyone they know, doesn't come from trying to manufacture public outreach. It comes from someone who loves what they do. You can't force a Chris Hadfield, but, when you find someone like him, you can stay out of his way.
 
2013-05-12 10:27:29 PM  

bakarocket: unitednihilists: every political party in Canada is jumping through hoops right now to find out which way this guy rolls in hopes of putting him on there team.

Sad to see him leave space, he's done more for space exploration PR in 6 months then NASA has done in 6 years.

6 years? I'd say 40 years.


Not so. NASA has been doing tons and tons of outreach in the past few years, They've invited hundreds if not thousands of people to tweetups and "NASA Socials" -- I'm just a random space fan and I got to see Discovery's last launch from the press site, standing behind the countdown clock. I mean, my god, I got to take pictures like this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/spamily/sets/72157625164886669/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/spamily/sets/72157626127332766/

farm4.staticflickr.com

And that's just the grassroots stuff. There's also been a whole lot in the media. Shuttles flying piggyback on a 747 over NYC and DC and LA, interviews with astronauts on daytime TV, plus Cady Coleman doing a flute duet with Ian Anderson while she was on the ISS, and Leonard Nimoy welcoming Enterprise to NYC, and and and... If you haven't seen what NASA's been doing you haven't been paying attention.
 
2013-05-12 10:30:37 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: Hey subby, you know how I know you've been on reddit today?


Seriously, the ISS, Hadfield, I farking love science, and Joseph Gordon Leavitt have all posted it on facebook today, but no, you reddit whores don't sound like morons when you assume every good link came from reddit.
 
2013-05-12 10:31:14 PM  

Twilight Farkle: An Astronaut's Advice:



"Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction. Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight turns you into who you are tomorrow, and the day after that. Look at who you want to be, and start sculpting yourself into that person. You may not get exactly where you thought you'd be, but you will be doing things that suit you in a profession you believe in. Don't let life randomly kick you into the adult you don't want to become."
  - Chris Hadfield, Commander, Expedition 35, International Space Station

I'm just gonna leave this here, because it's been making the rounds, and because I don't think anyone can put it better than he already has.


I don't do this lightly, and that last line by Commander Hadfield is going on my quote board.

Thank you TF!
 
2013-05-12 10:31:31 PM  
That was incredibly amazingly superbly done!
 
2013-05-12 10:36:11 PM  

CrazyCurt: This made me smile deeply and it felt good.  Thanks, subby and Cmdr. H.

I wonder what Bowie thinks?

/ you know it's probably been brought to his attention, or it will be if MSM gets wind.


Variety is reporting that David Bowie has seen it, and he approves of it.   http://variety.com/2013/music/news/first-music-video-from-space-chris - hadfield-sings-space-oddity-1200479802/
 
2013-05-12 10:48:33 PM  
so... can he actually play the guitar or did he just bring it along in case he runs into alien chicks?
 
2013-05-12 10:51:25 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-12 10:51:38 PM  
Cripes that guy is awesome.
 
2013-05-12 10:52:00 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: so... can he actually play the guitar or did he just bring it along in case he runs into alien chicks?


Yeah. He's just up there playing Wonderwall.
 
2013-05-12 10:53:45 PM  
By the way, you know it's in space because of all of the lens flare.

[ducks]
 
2013-05-12 10:59:11 PM  
That's pretty far out, man
 
2013-05-12 10:59:30 PM  
I take it they got the ammonia leak fixed and the hole in the solar panel?  Man there's a lot of stuff just floating up there causing trouble now.
 
2013-05-12 11:00:40 PM  

StopLurkListen: By the way, you know it's in space because of all of the lens flare.


you just know they were laughing their butts off adding them during edit. lol
 
2013-05-12 11:01:17 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: so... can he actually play the guitar or did he just bring it along in case he runs into alien chicks?


His Canadian Tire Song
 
2013-05-12 11:04:01 PM  
Outstanding.
 
2013-05-12 11:04:29 PM  
I hope Bowie digs it.
cool.
 
2013-05-12 11:06:18 PM  
Who ami kidding?
That was one of the coolest things Ever.
Rock and roll.
 
2013-05-12 11:07:37 PM  
 
2013-05-12 11:08:00 PM  
This answered a question for me, because I had heard that sound on the ISS is more high-pitched and tinny. This sounded quite normal. I also understand that the ISS is a very noisy environment.
 
2013-05-12 11:08:39 PM  
Is it wrong that I want him to disappear from public life forever now? He's been such an inspiration and awesome person, and I don't want him to have a chance to screw that up and completely destroy my hope in humanity.
 
2013-05-12 11:09:21 PM  
Nothing beats and astronaut.  Ever.
 
2013-05-12 11:10:12 PM  

loki see loki do: I hope Bowie digs it.
cool.


From Bowie's Facebook page: "It's possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created".
http://www.facebook.com/davidbowie
 
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