Canadian astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield, who has just landed on Earth after a stint as Commander of Expedition 35 on the International Space Station, is gaining global recognition with his music video of David Bowie’s 1969 hit “Space Oddity”. Hadfield recorded the five minute film on board the ISS, using a guitar already on board, before boarding the Soyuz for the journey back to Earth. Hadfield took part in a live, Canadian coast-to-coast concert in February that included the Barenaked Ladies’ Ed Robertson and a youth choir, and featured the song ISS, “Is Somebody Singing?”
Music was produced on Earth by piano arranger Emm Gryner, part of the Bowie band in 1999 and 2000, and producer Joe Corcoran. Filming was produced by editor Andrew Tidby and Chris’s son Evan Hadfield as producer. Captioning was provided by CHS.