In 2013, Canadian American astronaut Chris Hadfield recorded the first music video in space with his rendition of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”. The song and video were recorded on the International Space Station and has already been viewed nearly 38 million views. To Hadfield, Bowie’s art “defined an image of outer space, inner self, and a rapidly changing world for a generation finding themselves at the confluence.” His cover was meant as a way to “allow people to experience, without it being stated, that our culture had reached beyond the planet.” Bowie himself stated that this was “possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created”.
Here am I floating ’round my tin can
Far above the moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do