Ground Control to Major Tom: Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s Final Farewell to Space. {Must Watch Video}

Via Tara Lemieux
on May 14, 2013
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“Across the sea of space, the stars are other suns.” ~  Carl Sagan

We always knew he was a rock star of sorts, but yesterday’s final farewell video proves just this.

In this video, Commander Chris Hadfield sings a most wonderfully revised version of the David Bowie classic, “Space Oddity”  as recorded on board the International Space Station.

With over a half million YouTube views within the very first day, you can see for yourself why this outgoing Commander of the International Space Station was so well loved.

The video even garnered a response from David Bowie himself,


This was Commander Chris Hadfield’s final farewell to this, the great unknown.

And, there is no need for over-vamped special effects—as some things are just that beautiful.

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About Tara Lemieux

Tara Lemieux is a mindful wanderer, and faithful stargazer. She is an ardent explorer and lover of finding things previously undiscovered (or, at the very least, mostly not-uncovered.) When she’s not writing, you can find her walking in the woods and sometimes changing the way we look at things, one simple moment at a time. You can contact her at via her website Mindfully Musing or, take one second to "LIKE" her on Facebook at Tara's Facebook Page. Or email her directly at [email protected]. All roads will lead to one home, and rest assured she (and Nudnick, the wonder dog) would LOVE to hear from you.


One Response to “Ground Control to Major Tom: Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s Final Farewell to Space. {Must Watch Video}”

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