International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield is known for giving an inside look at what it’s like living in space through his numerous YouTube videos and Tweets from space to his 829,000 followers. Now in his latest adventure, the Canadian astronaut is making history by recording the first ever music video in space for his cover of David Bowie’s classic “Space Oddity,” according to Variety.
Hadfield posted the video of him singing the song in its entirety while strumming along on his guitar in zero gravity to his YouTube channel on Sunday, and it’s already garnered over 1 million views overnight.
For a good reason, too. The breathtaking video features surreal images inside the space station of Hadfield effortlessly floating in space, gazing out the porthole down at the Earth, and dizzying images of the space station orbiting above the planet.
Hadfield’s cover is even Bowie-approved as the singer shared the video on his official Facebook page commenting that it’s “possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created.”
We really couldn’t have said it any better…watch the stunning video below.