As a one-time quasi-professional guitar picker who gave up doing it professionally several lifetimes ago (er ….. that should be “failed to make it professionally”) but has tried to keep it up over the years — I am just in awe and amazed by the artistry of astronaut (and International Space Station Commander!) Chris Hadfield who music video cover of David Bowie’s Space Oddity Youtubed down from the ISS absolutely rocks. The vocals and guitar were recorded on the International Space Station, and the rest of the music was recorded down here on earth. The video is produced by Hadfield’s son Evan, and edited by Andrew Tidby. Oh — and Hadfield and fellow astronauts Roman Romanenko and Thomas Marshburn just landed safely in Kazakhstan — so Hadfield’s mission turned out a little better than Major Tom’s.
But seriously folks….this is just beyond awesome. Watch. And remember — those aren’t special effects. They are the real deal.
And here is an article on the safe return to earth and more about Hadfield.
And this one: Ten Things About Chris Hadfield