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Today is your last chance to see the first music video shot entirely in space.
One year ago today former astronaut Chris Hadfield released a cover of David Bowie’s 1969 hit Space Oddity. Unlike any other cover before it, this video actually took place IN SPACE! Filmed on the International Space Station during Hadfield’s 6 month manning from December 2012 to may 2013, the video has so far garnered over 20 million views from impressed fans. The only problem is that David Bowie only gave permission for the video to remain online for one year, and now there is less than ten hours left before the video is taken off forever.
“We are working on getting it back up, but there are few promises with something as complicated as videos from space,” Evan Hadfield said. The legal ssue has indeed puzzled many lawyers, and led some legal experts to point out that even singing a protected song in front of fellow space-travelers theoretically constitutes a copyright violation.
Hadfield retired right after his trip from the space station, closing off an incredible career that has made him the first Canadian to walk in space. He has been described as “perhaps the most social media savvy astronaut ever to leave Earth” by Forbes after building a considerable audience on social media, including over 1,000,000 Twitter followers
Do what you can to check out the video before its gone. There are also other fun short films Hadfield has posted of his antics up in space.