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The Coolest Astronaut on the ISS Says Good-bye With Completely Amazing Music Video: WATCH


Over the past few months I've been posting videos of Commander Chris Hadfield aboard the International Space Station educating the public about various things that happen in space (like how astronauts sleep, what happens to tears when you cry, what happens to a washcloth when you wring it out, and what rocket launches look like).

Hadfield, a Canadian, is leaving the ISS and coming back to Earth tonight. For his farewell, he recorded a revised version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity", the first music video made in space. I think you'll agree Hadfield is the coolest guy to ever orbit the Earth.


Hadfield transferred command of the ISS to Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov at 3:40 pm ET today. He'll be headed home soon.

And his reflections on his mission:

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  1. A multitalented astronaut. Mr Rogers in space.

    Posted by: bambinoitaliano | May 12, 2013 7:04:28 PM

  2. Safe travels Cmdr. Hadfield!

    Posted by: Lease | May 12, 2013 7:06:25 PM

  3. Oh this is good, this is very good. What a person.

    Posted by: UFFDA | May 12, 2013 7:34:36 PM

  4. He's a complete HERO in my book

    Posted by: RONTEX | May 12, 2013 7:37:15 PM

  5. Lord that man is hot.

    Posted by: Maguitac | May 12, 2013 7:40:10 PM

  6. Breathtaking! What a wonderful guy. Tears and chills and smiles! Yay!!!

    Posted by: Geoff | May 12, 2013 9:36:21 PM

  7. THAT was really cool.

    Posted by: John | May 12, 2013 11:42:20 PM

  8. Bravo and well done Commander. Safe trip home.

    Posted by: Dearcomrade | May 12, 2013 11:59:00 PM

  9. Googled him, what an awesome, well rounded human being. Love the mustache.

    Posted by: jsb | May 13, 2013 12:18:32 AM

  10. What a way to bring you down to earth from space. I am crushing so hard.

    Posted by: TONEZ | May 13, 2013 12:35:28 AM

  11. I'm watching this again and again. What a sweetheart this Major Tom is. He should know he's got a huge gay following. Wouldn't he be wonderful to come home to.

    Posted by: UFFDA | May 13, 2013 12:55:44 AM

  12. Way fun! But, really, can Canadians ever be cool? Canadians are way to nice to be "cool". lol

    Posted by: barney | May 13, 2013 1:19:37 AM

  13. Rock on Canada.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | May 13, 2013 1:44:48 AM

  14. Canadians are cool! Look at just how warm and friendly we are even floating in the cold void called space!

    Welcome home Commander CANADA is soooo proud of your accomplishment!

    Posted by: Darrell | May 13, 2013 2:14:07 AM

  15. Glad he didn't get to the second verse. Safe travels, Commander.

    Posted by: gwyneth cornrow | May 13, 2013 8:43:31 AM

  16. Awesome, awesome guy. I wonder how many thousands of kids will be inspired to take up an aerospace career because of him. He's done more than anyone I can remember in the last 2 decades to humanize spaceflight -- and remind us why we put people in space in the first place. Bravo!

    Posted by: XenuLovesU | May 13, 2013 5:41:56 PM

  17. Can Canadians ever be cool? Pffttt... Ryan Gosling? Cool. Bryan Adams? Cool? Alanis Morrisette? Cool. Wayne Gretsy? Cool. Ryan Reynolds? Cool. Keanu Reeves? Well, sorta cool. Christopher Plumber? William Shatner? Nelly Furtado? Michael J. Fox? k.d. lang? Neil Young? Mary Pickford? Rufas Wainright? Alexander Graham Bell? Terry Fox? Kim Catrall? Brendan Fraser? Victor Garber? Jack Kerouak? Deamau5? We cool enough for you yet? That's just the tip of the iceberg. Okay, so we unleashed Celine Dion and Justin Beiber on the world, but don't hold that against us. You Americans gave us the Kardashians, Lindsey Lohan, Wal*Mart and McDonald's. It's not like you have a stellar record on coolness and culture, do you?

    Posted by: graphicjack | May 14, 2013 2:05:05 AM

  18. swoon.

    Posted by: jonny | May 14, 2013 9:52:28 AM

  19. I may be late to the party, but that was the coolest, most awesome video I've ever seen!

    Posted by: SouthJerseySteve | May 14, 2013 10:22:31 AM

  20. Beautiful, talented, breathtaking.

    Posted by: ty | May 14, 2013 6:33:33 PM

  21. My daddy is an astronaut with a 'stache as thick as a whiskbroom!

    Posted by: drumstick | May 14, 2013 10:08:39 PM

  22. Hot and Sweet.

    Posted by: Rob West | May 16, 2013 8:29:48 AM

  23. One of the coolest things ever.

    Posted by: Seattle Mike | Nov 6, 2013 2:48:28 PM

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