Live from the International Space Station...
Chris Hadfield

It's rare that a cover version takes its subject literally.

But then, Commander Chris Hadfield is in a unique position. The Canadian astronaut is currently operating on board the International Space Station, and has been using the internet to open the experience up to interested onlookers.

Hosting Reddit chats and posting material on social media sites, Hadfield has become something of an outer space meme. Preparing for his return to Earth, the astronaut decided to give fans one last treat.

Plucking his acoustic guitar, Chris Hadfield performed David Bowie's early single 'Space Oddity' live from the International Space Station. Sure, it doesn't make for the most musically commanding spectacle you'll hear all year, but the circumstances alone make this well worth your time.

Watch it now.

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