Space Oddity

I suppose at this point everyone on the planet has seen the Chris Hadfield cover of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, filmed aboard the International Space Station where he was the first Canadian to command the space station. The video is gorgeous, eerie, dreamlike and poignant; I’ve watched it several times and it makes me shiver all over again each time.

Part of what it makes me remember is growing up and being a massive sci fi reader, idolising Robert Heinlein and all the other science fiction authors who were so much a part of my childhood and teens. I kept a scrapbook of every NASA-related article that I could find and wanted more than anything else in the world to be an astronaut. Christa McAuliffe was one of my personal heroes. Would I, as a regular person, have taken the chance to enter space even if I knew what would eventually happen? Yes, in a second. I would still do it.

So once again, here it is…


2 thoughts on “Space Oddity”

  1. I must be from outer space because I hadn’t seen it!! I’d read about it but just hadn’t round to it. I don’t know why I waited so long because it’s AWESOME! You’re right, it does give you shivers!

  2. I know – I’d seen it linked for a day or so but just hadn’t watched it. My husband said that I should really see it and I loved it once I had.

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