Music In Zero Gravity: First Ever Music Video Created In Space By Astronaut Chris Hadfield Has A ‘Weight’

By Gopi Chandra Kharel on May 13, 2013 5:18 AM EDT

People have only sung about being at the "top of the earth" or "out of the earth."

Somewhere within a wide horizon of space, in some corner of the atmosphere where one can't feel the pull of gravity, someone has created the first ever "Space Music Video."

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who is the incumbent Commander of Expedition 35 of the International Space Station (ISS), will make a return trip to the Earth Monday evening after staying in space for five months. And he decided to create a piece of history as a commemoration of his final hours: He made a beautiful music video.

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He sings a "revised version" of David Bowie's classic song "Space Oddity" - perhaps the most appropriate of all songs for the situation. He appears to be singing the song with passion and depth occasionally giving emotional gazes at the camera. His occasional strikes at the guitar pervade the weightless space of the ISS with a spectacular rhythm.

"With deference to the genius of David Bowie, here's Space Oddity, recorded on Station. A last glimpse of the World," he tweeted releasing the video online.

"Almost time to leave Station. Hard to express all of my emotions, but mostly gratitude. I came here on behalf of so many people - thank you," he said earlier expressing his emotions on the last hours of his zero-gravity experience in the space.

"Good morning, Earth! We're supposed to be sleeping late to be rested for tonight's Soyuz flight home, but I'm finding it hard to sleep in," he tweeted Monday morning.

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