Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield today handed over command of the International Space Station ahead of his planned return to Earth on Monday — and then sent a truly amazing farewell message in the form of a cover of David Bowie’s classic “Space Oddity” that he recorded on the space station. Check out the video, filmed aboard the ISS as well, below.
UPDATE 5/13/14: According to Chris Hadfield, the video is being taken down today because he only had permission to post it for a year.
With deference to the genius of David Bowie, here’s Space Oddity, recorded on Station. A last glimpse of the World. youtube.com/watch?v=KaOC9d…
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) May 12, 2013