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It is believed to be the first music video recorded in space

You may not be able to find music videos on MTV anymore, but you can find them in space. 

Chris Hadfield, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS), recorded what is believed to be the very first music video in space. 

Hadfield, who has spent five months on the ISS, recorded a cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" and released it on YouTube. He even added some of his own lyrics like "Ground control to Major Tom, lock your Soyuz hatch and put your helmet on."

Hadfield is returning to Earth today on a Soyuz spacecraft, which will land in Kazahkstan. 

Bowie even tweeted about the video, saying "CHRIS HADFIELD SINGS SPACE ODDITY IN SPACE! 'Hallo Spaceboy...'"

Check out the video below, which has already received 1.5 million views:

Source: YouTube

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broadcast rights?
By fic2 on 5/13/2013 1:40:32 PM , Rating: 2
So, wonder if they procured the broadcast rights to the song. How long before the RIAA issues take down notices and sues Chris Hadfield, NASA and the ISS.

RE: broadcast rights?
By Goty on 5/13/2013 4:17:50 PM , Rating: 2
Well, he's a CSA astronaut, sooo...

RE: broadcast rights?
By V-Money on 5/13/2013 6:12:09 PM , Rating: 3
So, wonder if they procured the broadcast rights to the song. How long before the RIAA issues take down notices and sues Chris Hadfield, NASA and the ISS.

Do those laws apply in space?

RE: broadcast rights?
By JKflipflop98 on 5/13/2013 11:50:37 PM , Rating: 3
That's an excellent question.

RE: broadcast rights?
By Reclaimer77 on 5/13/2013 6:29:08 PM , Rating: 4
Bowie himself owns the rights to all his music under his own label Rykodisc and others.

So the RIAA can suck it. If Bowie says this is cool, which he has, it's all good.

RE: broadcast rights?
By JediJeb on 5/14/2013 9:59:39 PM , Rating: 3
Which is the way all music should be. Owned by the creator, not some corporation.

RE: broadcast rights?
By TakinYourPoints on 5/14/2013 11:34:55 PM , Rating: 3
Some people who were in Bowie's live band actually worked on the arrangement and mixing.

Vocals and guitar were recorded with a mic plugged into an iPad using Garage Band. The audio recorded in space was uploaded to SoundCloud, and the rest of the instrumentation was done on Earth, again by people who have performed with Bowie.

On top of all that Bowie tweeted it. I'm sure this will be fine. :)

This is so cool
By Tony Swash on 5/13/2013 1:09:42 PM , Rating: 4
I loved this video. I have been following his previous videos from the space station and liked this one he did showing what happens if you wring out a wet cloth in zero G

This guy really gets around. Here is a video he made showing what happens when he shakes and then opens a Coke can while living on the ocean floor.

RE: This is so cool
By TakinYourPoints on 5/14/2013 11:38:46 PM , Rating: 2
Bottom of the ocean AND outer space.

What a badass

By Motoman on 5/13/2013 6:12:59 PM , Rating: 3
...they know the song is basically about a guy who lost his marbles in space and just...died. Right?

RE: So...
By Reclaimer77 on 5/13/2013 6:23:09 PM , Rating: 2
Huge HUGE HUGGEEEE Bowie fan here!

I think it's up for interpretation (like all Bowie songs) if Major Tom died in Space Oddity. In Ashes to Ashes Bowie talks about Major Tom returning to Earth and becoming a "junkie". So I guess he didn't die after all :)

Nomination coming: Best Visual Effects
By Slyne on 5/13/2013 5:50:06 PM , Rating: 2
And I'm sure they could also get the record for the World's most expensive music video.

By TakinYourPoints on 5/14/2013 11:37:12 PM , Rating: 2
The instrument alone makes it expensive. The guitar cost about $1800 and the cost of sending it to the ISS comes to about $100k. :)

Great Video
By kfonda on 5/14/2013 12:57:42 AM , Rating: 2
That might be the best youtube video i've ever seen. It's nice to see that no matter how screwed up things get here there are still some truly incredible things going on. I actually got a little bit choked up watching that.

Gotta love it
By LBID on 5/14/2013 3:37:19 PM , Rating: 2
We need more people like this astronaut, who can show the wonders of technology to a less literate audience.

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