Space Oddity — David Bowie — Commander Chris Hadfield


Ground control to major Tom
Ground control to major Tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on
(Ten) Ground control (Nine) to major Tom (Eight)
(Seven, six) Commencing countdown (Five), engines on (Four)
(Three, two) Check ignition (One) and may Gods (Blastoff) love be with you.

This is ground control to major Tom, you’ve really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it’s time to leave the capsule if you dare.

This is major Tom to ground control, I’m stepping through the door
And I’m floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
For here am I sitting in a tin can far from the world
Planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do.

Though I’m past one hundred thousand miles,
I’m feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much, she knows
Ground control to major Tom, your circuits dead,
There’s something wrong
Can you hear me, major Tom?
Can you hear me, major Tom?
Can you hear me, major Tom?
Can you…
Here am I floatin’ ’round my tin can far above the world
Planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do.

Published on May 13, 2013

Chris Hadfield OOnt MSC CD (born 29 August 1959) is a Canadian astronaut who was the first Canadian to walk in space. A former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot, Hadfield has flown two space shuttle missions, STS-74 in 1995 and STS-100 in 2001, and served as capsule communicator for both Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) expeditions. On 19 December 2012, Hadfield launched in the Soyuz TMA-07M flight for a long duration stay on board the ISS as part of Expedition 35. He arrived at the station on 21 December, as scheduled, and became the first Canadian to command the ISS when the crew of Expedition 34 departed. On 12 May 2013 he turned over command of the ISS and is preparing for his journey home aboard the Soyuz spacecraft on 13 May 2013. He has been a very memorable member of the ISS and ended his time aboard the Space Station paying tribute to David Bowie by singing a rendition of Space Oddity
Кри́стофер О́стин Хэ́дфилд (англ. Christopher Austin Hadfield; род. 29 августа 1959, Сарния, Онтарио, Канада) — канадский лётчик-испытатель, астронавт ККА. Первый канадец, совершивший выход в открытый космос, единственный гражданин Канады побывавший на станции «Мир». Всего совершил два космических полёта по программе Space Shuttle общей продолжительностью 20 суток 2 часа 00 минут 44 секунды. В 2010 году проходил подготовку к участию в долговременных экспедициях МКС-34 и МКС-35
Крис Хэдфилд записал первый в истории клип снятый на Международной Космической станции. Он спел песню Давида Боуи – Space Oddity