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Music video was out of this world

Canadian Chris Hadfield has probably made even more adults and children say: “I want to be an astronaut when I grow up.”

Becoming an astronaut is definitely one of those jobs many of us have cited as a dream career at some point in our lives. But Hadfield has made it even more appealing with his recent performance of Bowie’s hit song Space Oddity from the Soyuz space capsule.

Hadfield returned to Earth a star (excuse the pun) on May 14 after his five-month stint on the International Space Station.

While on his space mission, Hadfield had posted his space music video as well as various Twitter feeds and photographs of his view of Earth.

The Guardian reported the astronaut saying: “It’s just been an extremely fulfilling and amazing experience end to end. From this Canadian to all the rest of them, I offer an enormous debt of thanks.”

David Bowie himself even wrote about the video on his Facebook page, saying: “It’s possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created.”

Hadfield certainly looked super cool as he floated about inside the capsule singing and playing his guitar, with views of space through the windows behind him.

It was absolutely amazing to see these images and get a glimpse of what life looks like from the inside of a spacecraft.

I’m pretty sure the reality of being an astronaut isn’t always quite so glamorous though, when you take into account all the hard physical training and the practicalities of eating and going to the loo!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/may/14/international-space-station-nasa

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