Astronaut sings Bowie from International Space Station

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Still mourning David Bowie . . .

Please see Canadian Astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield sing “Space Oddity” with some slightly altered lyrics in honor of Davis Bowie.

Tears.

“Space Oddity”
Revised lyrics by Astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield

Ground Control to Major Tom
Ground Control to Major Tom
Lock your Soyuz hatch and put your helmet on

Ground Control to Major Tom (Ten, nine eight, seven six)
Commencing countdown, (five, four)
engines on  (three, two)
Detach from Station (one, Lift off)
and may God’s 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
But, it’s time to guide the Capsule
if you dare

This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I’ve left forever more
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 above the world
Planet Earth is blue
and there’s nothing left to do

Though I’ve flown one hundred thousand miles
I’m feeling very still
And before too long I know it’s time to go
Our Commander comes back down to Earth and knows

Ground Control to Major Tom
The time is near
There’s not too long

Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you …

Here am I floating in my tin can
The last glimpse of the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there’s nothing left to do.

Click here to see the ISS and hear Commander Hadfield.

It . . . still . . . hurts . . .

Copyright © 1960-2016 Lawrence J. J. Leonard  All rights reserved.

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