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2120738 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2013-05-13 21:51:25.0 UTC 2013-05-13T17:51:25.000-04:00 singing-astronaut-wows-with-rendition-of-bowies-space-oddity published 2013-05-14 14:54:56.0 UTC 2013-05-14T10:54:56.000-04:00 news/nation DTI 106931857 In a high-flying, perfectly pitched first, an astronaut on the International Space Station is bowing out of orbit with a musical video: his own custom version of David Bowie's Space Oddity. It's believed to be the first music video made in space, according to NASA. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield's personalized rendition of Space Oddity was posted on YouTube on Sunday, one day before his departure from the orbiting lab. He was wrapping up a five-month mission that began in December. He returned to Earth aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule, along with American Thomas Marshburn and Russian Roman Romanenko, late Monday in Kazakhstan. Hadfield, 53, a longtime guitarist who played in an astronaut rock 'n' roll band, recorded the video throughout the space station. He had some down-to-Earth help from a Canadian music team. "With deference to the genius of David Bowie, here's Space Oddity, recorded on Station. A last glimpse of the World," Hadfield said via Twitter. The spaceman altered some of the lyrics of Bowie's 1969 version, singing "Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing left to do." The Bowie version goes "… and there's nothing I can do." And instead of "Take your protein pills and put your helmet on," it became, "Lock your Soyuz hatch and put your helmet on." Earth provided a stunning backdrop for many of the scenes. "It's just been an extremely fulfilling and amazing experience end to end," Hadfield told Mission Control on Monday. "We're, of course, focusing very much on flying the Soyuz home now and looking forward to seeing everybody face to face. But from this Canadian to all the rest of them, I offer an enormous debt of thanks." He was referring to all those in the Canadian Space Agency who helped make his flight possible. Hadfield, an engineer and former test pilot from Milton, Ontario, was Canada's first professional astronaut to live aboard the space station and became the first Canadian in charge of a spacecraft. Scroll to the bottom of this story to watch the full YouTube version. Associated Press News, Nation, bizarre 24817559 Singing astronaut wows with rendition of Bowie's 'Space Oddity' By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Wri 4STA Main Singing astronaut exits with video <p><b>View the full YouTube version</b></p><p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/KaOC9danxNo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> AP DATASTREAM TEST 4 astronaut051413 Singing astronaut exits with video 2013-05-14 04:00:00.0 UTC 2013-05-14T00:00:00.000-04:00 1 Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield records the first music video from space &#8212; a version of David Bowie&#8217;s Space Oddity &#8212; Sunday aboard the International Space Station. /resources/images/dti/2013/05/0431095391_10766616.jpg NASA /resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/05/0431095391_10766616_4col.jpg/resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/05/0431095391_10766616_8col.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2013/05/13/106931857-singing-astronaut-wows-with-rendition-of-bowies-space-oddity StaffArticle news,bizarreBizarre Floridanews,nationNational NewsIn a high-flying, perfectly pitched first, an astronaut on the International Space Station is bowing out of orbit with a musical video: his own custom version of David Bowie's Space Oddity.News, Nation, bizarreNews, Nation, bizarre<span style="display:none;" class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Associated Press</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.ap.org/company/Terms-conditions" id="license-2120738">Copyright: For copyright information, please check with the distributor of this item, Associated Press.</a>Associated Press 2280550 2016-06-07 02:11:40.0 UTC 3 Months Ago astronauts-try-out-inflatable-space-habitat news/nation Astronauts try out inflatable space habitat StaffArticle 2272708 2016-04-11 01:51:11.0 UTC 4 Months Ago spacex-delivers-worlds-first-inflatable-room-for-astronauts news/nation SpaceX delivers world's first inflatable room for astronauts StaffArticle 2266556 2016-02-24 00:18:28.0 UTC 6 Months Ago video-after-nearly-a-year-in-space-astronaut-scott-kelly-goes-a-little-ape news/science/space Video: After nearly a year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly goes a little ape StaffArticle <p>In a high-flying, perfectly pitched first, an astronaut on the International Space Station is bowing out of orbit with a musical video: his own custom version of David Bowie's Space Oddity.</p> <p>It's believed to be the first music video made in space, according to NASA. </p> <p>Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield's personalized rendition of Space Oddity was posted on YouTube on Sunday, one day before his departure from the orbiting lab. He was wrapping up a five-month mission that began in December. </p> <p>He returned to Earth aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule, along with American Thomas Marshburn and Russian Roman Romanenko, late Monday in Kazakhstan. </p> <p>Hadfield, 53, a longtime guitarist who played in an astronaut rock 'n' roll band, recorded the video throughout the space station. He had some down-to-Earth help from a Canadian music team. </p> <p>&quot;With deference to the genius of David Bowie, here's Space Oddity, recorded on Station. A last glimpse of the World,&quot; Hadfield said via Twitter. </p> <p>The spaceman altered some of the lyrics of Bowie's 1969 version, singing &quot;Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing left to do.&quot; The Bowie version goes &quot;… and there's nothing I can do.&quot; And instead of &quot;Take your protein pills and put your helmet on,&quot; it became, &quot;Lock your Soyuz hatch and put your helmet on.&quot; </p> <p>Earth provided a stunning backdrop for many of the scenes. </p> <p>&quot;It's just been an extremely fulfilling and amazing experience end to end,&quot; Hadfield told Mission Control on Monday. &quot;We're, of course, focusing very much on flying the Soyuz home now and looking forward to seeing everybody face to face. But from this Canadian to all the rest of them, I offer an enormous debt of thanks.&quot; He was referring to all those in the Canadian Space Agency who helped make his flight possible. </p> <p>Hadfield, an engineer and former test pilot from Milton, Ontario, was Canada's first professional astronaut to live aboard the space station and became the first Canadian in charge of a spacecraft. </p> <p>Scroll to the bottom of this story to watch the full YouTube version.</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:50:04