The most beautiful thing in existence: Space Oddity performed by Chris Hadfield on the International Space Station

One wonders where human curiosity has gone. Space is a massive, beautiful void full of untapped potential, yet we spend more time and effort on harming each other than hurling ourselves further into the unknown.

Commander Chris Hadfield recently ended his time on the International Space Station, but didn’t go quietly. Below is his heart-breaking rendition of David Bowie’s Space Oddity. It moved me enough to post on my blog, so that should tell you something.

Thank you, Commander Hadfield. You made me cry but this song means so much. ┬áIf I was more clear-headed, I would include a poignant discussion of how Space Oddity is the perfect choice for the end of a mission, and the state of the world’s space programs. Instead, I am going to revel in my own sense of wonder and curse the fact that we never sent David Bowie into space.


About Jasmine Maleficent Rea

Jasmine is a writer, journalist, amateur chef, and general nerd. She loves Iron Man, Star Trek, and Dragon Quest to scary degrees and has been known to drink a bit of wine. She's also a semi-recovering game journalist.
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