Astronaut Chris Hadfield Covers “Space Oddity,” Bowie Loves It

May 13, 2013 | Julia Dawidowicz

Attempting to successfully cover a legend like David Bowie can be risky business. Looks like everyone’s favorite astronaut Chris Hadfield did!

After spending the last five months aboard the ISS, the Commander will be returning to Earth today — which means no more awesome videos of zero-gravity experiments or poetically captioned photos of earth from space.

As a farewell gift to his adoring Earth-dwelling fans, Hadfield has released this perfect music video in which he covers the Bowie hit that might as well have been written about him. The production value is quite impressive, and Hadfield’s not bad either! Even Bowie himself approves: