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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 58
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2013-05-12 09:25:14 PM  
11 votes:
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.
2013-05-13 03:43:30 AM  
5 votes:
I like to think that I gave him the idea for this.

See, I made a Welcome Home video for Chris Hadfield last week, and he and his son Evan saw it and loved it (also his wife). The song choice is interesting, considering the one I used was a response to the Davie Bowie tune.

But yes, Chris Hadfield has just elevated himself from awesome to divinity. He may be coming back to Earth, but he is certainly transcendent.
2013-05-12 09:30:57 PM  
5 votes:
An Astronaut's Advice:

i.imgur.com

"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.
2013-05-12 09:27:27 PM  
5 votes:
What an ambassador for science this guy has been during his tour.
2013-05-12 11:10:12 PM  
3 votes:

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
2013-05-12 10:30:37 PM  
3 votes:

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 09:44:15 PM  
3 votes:
It's a damn shame he's coming back down. How will I get my near-daily fix of our fair globe pictured from orbit? WHO'S GONNA PICK UP THE SLACK THIS MAN'S ABSENCE WILL LEAVE?

For all the Twitter nay-sayers out there, Chris Hadfield's feed is EXACTLY why Twitter works.
2013-05-12 09:29:41 PM  
3 votes:

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

Subby could have been watching TWiT.tv this afternoon too. That's where I first saw it.

/ not subby.


Or following Chris via twitter and seen it as soon as it was posted.
2013-05-13 12:57:17 PM  
2 votes:
2013-05-13 07:27:57 AM  
2 votes:
Ok who wants a follow up video of him singing Rocketman next time he goes up?
2013-05-12 11:46:04 PM  
2 votes:

Christian Bale: wow i was already to call that stupid before even watching, but damn the music and singing was decent and you can't beat the view and the special effects


Yeah, the last time I was this pleasantly surprised at something I was sure would be lame as hell, it was Johnny Cash's cover of NIN's Hurt.  Nicely done.
2013-05-12 10:27:29 PM  
2 votes:

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 10:09:45 PM  
2 votes:
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 09:54:57 PM  
2 votes:
Is it possible this guy is the coolest Astronaut ever?  Yes I think so.
2013-05-12 09:48:36 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-05-12 09:30:33 PM  
2 votes:
That was A LOT cooler than I was expecting it to be.  Really makes you wish you were there.  Chris may not have Bowie's pipes, but considering the fact that he's breathing stagnant, recirculated air I'm going to give him a pass on that.

/Wife walked down the aisle to the Seu Jorge cover of this song.
//First dance?  Yoshimi vs. The Pink Robots.
///Come home safe, spaceman
2013-05-12 09:29:36 PM  
2 votes:
That was farking awesome.

/proud Canadian
2013-05-12 06:05:55 PM  
2 votes:
Holy sh*t that's amazing.

Mods, you HAVE to greenlight this.
2013-05-13 10:02:03 PM  
1 votes:

DrPainMD: Meh. The original was recorded in space. Everything that's ever been recorded has been recorded in space. Everything that's ever been done has been done in space. The Earth is in space.


encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
2013-05-13 05:29:01 PM  
1 votes:

fatbear: Krapsnart: If you haven't seen what NASA's been doing you haven't been paying attention.

You hit the nail on the head at the same time that you missed the point entirely. Very impressive.


Touché. It's a gift, I guess. :-)

NASA reaches people like you (self-described "space fans") easily.

Chris Hadfield has been reaching people who haven't been paying attention.


But the thing is, I *wasn't* that much of a space fan before I got into a NASA Tweetup. I just clicked a link on their Twitter feed. That's where their outreach has been most effective. I've seen other attendees who weren't real space fans at all before they went change careers so they could go to work to support space exploration. NASA's good at encouraging depth of passion for space; Chris Hadfield (who works for CSA, not NASA) is a real mensch who's sparked interest on a much bigger scale than we've seen in a long time.
2013-05-13 01:59:50 PM  
1 votes:

Ishkur: fatbear: Don't read this if you want to continue thinking that.

Oh. Well, there you go then. I stand corrected.


You do get credit for "Great minds think alike." Plus, you made a cool video and he enjoyed it.
2013-05-13 01:23:52 PM  
1 votes:

laulaja: Type at ft of pg 1.  eggrolls asks how they got a piano up there: The Magic of Editing!
Cdr Hadfield does  have a good voice, expect he does  play guitar, 'stache is entirely OK. But wish he could change his facial expression! Get told at chorus to Smile! Makes ya stay in tune better!  Sole thing that would've improved this, tho bet he doesn't wish to  perform for a living........


I didn't think that Space Oddity was generally a smiley type of song.
2013-05-13 12:00:31 PM  
1 votes:
2013-05-13 10:19:40 AM  
1 votes:
if NASA is smart they'd get him back up there as soon as possible.
and have a concert in space to raise money for science education
live duets with Elton John( rocket Man),
Bowie(space oddity),
Barenaked ladies,
Rush(cygnus X1),
Across the Universe, McCartney
Steve Miller, Space Cowboy
2013-05-13 09:42:08 AM  
1 votes:

reillan: If it's truly "in space", shouldn't it be just video with no audio?


Had to go and be That Guy, didn't you? I'll see you in the new Star Wars thread when Ep. 7 comes out.
2013-05-13 08:32:24 AM  
1 votes:

Ishkur: I like to think that I gave him the idea for this.

See, I made a Welcome Home video for Chris Hadfield last week, and he and his son Evan saw it and loved it (also his wife). The song choice is interesting, considering the one I used was a response to the Davie Bowie tune.

But yes, Chris Hadfield has just elevated himself from awesome to divinity. He may be coming back to Earth, but he is certainly transcendent.


Great video. Since Emm Gryner had to work out an arrangement of the song, and they had to do a mix and make the video, I'm thinking that Chris Hadfield et al started theirs before you posted yours, but no doubt the happy coincidence delighted them too.
2013-05-13 07:20:42 AM  
1 votes:
bakarocket:

NASA has always been really good at getting the word out to people who love space and everything related, but Ian Anderson? Daytime TV interviews? Astronauts are awesome dudes, but they certainly aren't TV personalities. You're talking about things that you think are cool, but most others don't care.

Chris Hadfield is making EVERYONE (in English speaking countries, anyway) interested in a way that hasn't been seen since the Moon Race. No one could drum up that sort of fervour again, but he's closer than anyone else has ever been.

And if you don't see that, you're a space nerd who doesn't understand that normal people usually don't see what the fuss is about.


What you say is true. And the point I wanted to make (and probably didn't make so well) is that I am the space nerd that I am -- and my six-year-old daughter wants to be an astronaut --  because of NASA's public outreach.And there are thousands of people like us, many of whom were only peripherally interested in space stuff. Hell, I met someone at the tweetup who had never heard of Columbia. And we go out into our communities, and we share our experiences and pictures, and we build interest in others from the ground up. None of this is near the scale of what Chris Hadfield is doing, but it's just not true to say that NASA's current outreach efforts aren't succeeding.
2013-05-13 06:55:22 AM  
1 votes:

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


Doesn't 6 years include the Hubble's "Pillars of Creation" image, the Mars rovers and the "7 min of terror" descent using a skycrane?

Now I admit it's not like the rovers have a 720p live feed you can just go watch 24/7 (would be awesome if they did and included an audio pickup for giggles) but that's some pretty impressive PR right there.

I find those far more impressive than a guy singing some songs in LEO.
2013-05-13 01:56:02 AM  
1 votes:
Exactly this.

And I love the fact that...

well, I just love the whole thing. His trip up there, the great science pr, and then this epicness.

This guy makes me proud to be human- and like another Farker early in the thread said- I'm also grateful to live in a time when this could happen.

/science and rock&roll!
2013-05-13 01:50:08 AM  
1 votes:
At 27,700 km/hr, Hadfield is the fastest guitar player who has ever lived.
2013-05-13 01:33:50 AM  
1 votes:

saturn badger: CrazyCurt: I wonder what Bowie thinks?

If he doesn't love it he is a bad man.


I up thread there's a link to Bowie's facebook page.  "It's possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created".
http://www.facebook.com/davidbowie
2013-05-13 01:32:43 AM  
1 votes:
It's aboot time he came home eh? Dere's a double-double waiting for you at Timmy's ya hoser.
2013-05-13 01:11:03 AM  
1 votes:
Damn. Just... damn. There may be hope for us yet.
2013-05-13 12:55:22 AM  
1 votes:

Phil the SWO: 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.


Met him a few years ago at an event where he was a keynote speaker. He paused an interview because he saw me pushing a training aircraft by hand and thought he should help me. Got to talk to him for a while afterward, and you have absolutely nothing to worry about. He's exactly as awesome as he appears.
2013-05-13 12:41:54 AM  
1 votes:
I'm glad I saw that at home, it kicked up a lot more space dust than I would have expected.

Space has a new hero, albeit much different than the ones before him. Godspeed on his trip home.
2013-05-13 12:27:59 AM  
1 votes:
I'm a bit verklempt after that.

/dust and such
2013-05-13 12:00:49 AM  
1 votes:

radarlove: Luminiferous Aether: Gotta watch to the very end...

OH shiat IS HE GONNA BE OKAY?!?!

I CAN'T TAKE ANY MORE OF THESE NATIONAL TRAGEDIES!


don't worry, that's supposed to happen:-)
Descent moduleThe descent module contains the crew launch and entry couches, spacecraft controls and parachutes. A heat-shield protects the module during re-entry. The spacecraft has several retro rockets, designed to fire moments before touchdown, to help reduce landing impact forces.


i.imgur.com

From @Cmdr_Hadfield via http://twitpic.com/529e4j
2013-05-12 11:56:46 PM  
1 votes:
That was definitely cool beyond description. As a Canadian, I'm very proud of Commander Hadfield and his efforts to make his stay on the space station educational, personal and downright fun! His goal was never to be a "hero" astronaut in any sense. He simply showed that science and space was something that was exciting and fascinating, and at the same time, introducing a classic Bowie hit to a new audience.

Well done Sir, and welcome home!
2013-05-12 11:29:13 PM  
1 votes:
My one dying wish is to be on the ISS. That was farking cool.
2013-05-12 11:26:42 PM  
1 votes:
wow i was already to call that stupid before even watching, but damn the music and singing was decent and you can't beat the view and the special effects
2013-05-12 11:01:17 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:36:11 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:25:17 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:05:39 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:01:03 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:55:10 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:48:39 PM  
1 votes:
That was cool.  He has tried to share with earthlings what being in space means.  I think he is pretty damn special.  Safe trip home.
2013-05-12 09:48:15 PM  
1 votes:

theorellior: It's a damn shame he's coming back down. How will I get my near-daily fix of our fair globe pictured from orbit? WHO'S GONNA PICK UP THE SLACK THIS MAN'S ABSENCE WILL LEAVE?

For all the Twitter nay-sayers out there, Chris Hadfield's feed is EXACTLY why Twitter works.


Well, twitter is a tool like say a hammer. You can use the hammer to bash your head in if you want. Or you can use it to build a tree house. 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.
2013-05-12 09:46:43 PM  
1 votes:
HOW DID THEY GET A PIANO ON THE SPACE STATION???
2013-05-12 09:41:29 PM  
1 votes:

Warthog: 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.

Wait, he's Canadian?  But he doesn't look Canadian....


southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com

Hey now, watch it, buddeh!
2013-05-12 09:41:28 PM  
1 votes:

Lsherm: That was pretty. farking. cool.

He really needs to lose the porn 'stache, though.


the porn stache is part of why its awesome. the dude owns its!
2013-05-12 09:37:52 PM  
1 votes:
Oh my god.  My ovaries hurt.   I want to have his musical nerd babies.
2013-05-12 09:37:06 PM  
1 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: He's kind of a big deal over there.


Chris Hadfield is kind of a big deal everywhere, chief.  At this point he's arguable the most famous space traveler since Collins, Armstrong, Aldrin, or Gagarin.
2013-05-12 09:33:02 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-05-12 09:32:00 PM  
1 votes:
Damn you, Mae Blacker Freeman.  It should have been me.  You lied to every wide-eyed child in the sixties and I will never forgive you for it.
2013-05-12 09:30:41 PM  
1 votes:
I am very grateful to live in an age where something like this can happen.
2013-05-12 09:30:26 PM  
1 votes:
Epic
2013-05-12 09:25:37 PM  
1 votes:

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


Because reddit is the only other website on the internet?
 
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