May 13th, 2013
01:12 PM ET

Astronaut sings Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in zero gravity

Chris Hadfield has conquered space. Now he's conquering the Internet, too.

A video of the Canadian astronaut singing David Bowie's "Space Oddity" from the International Space Station has been zipping around the Web at light speed since it was posted Sunday. The five-minute clip features Hadfield singing a modified version of the tune and strumming an acoustic guitar while floating through a space module, more than 200 miles above the Earth.

By Monday morning, it had more than 1 million views on YouTube, 3,000 comments on Reddit and was being widely shared across social networks.

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  3. Mark

    Just another third rate actor hired by NASA to pretend to be a space man. It looks so fake it's just silly. Silly like the imbeciles that believe everything the government tells them, including the Apollo hoax.

    May 15, 2013 at 11:48 am |
  4. Sceintist

    If you watch the video closely you can see the wires he is hanging from to simulate zero gravity.

    May 15, 2013 at 11:30 am |
  5. Elroy Jetson

    Hey! I really liked that guy. I'm going to see if I can get him to speak at my school (the Little Dipper School) here in Orbit City. Even though you earthlings are a little bit behind the times, I think he would be fascinating. He could do a little Bowie, too. It would be out of this world.

    May 15, 2013 at 10:25 am |
  6. Matthew Black

    God almighty Troll – would you get lost (in space) yourself already?! What a fool...

    May 15, 2013 at 7:22 am |
  7. Fake It Good NASA!

    Wait a minute.... NASA's astros are supposed to be searching for our 'interstellar roots', hunting down ET's and snapping pics of 'exploding stars', not singing space cadet songs and playing guitars....

    http://www.fountainsofthegreatdeep.com/baikonur.htm

    May 14, 2013 at 9:34 am |

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