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Chris Hadfield and the Glove and Boots Puppets Sing David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’

On a recent episode of Glove and Boots, Internet puppets Fafa the Groundhog and Mario hilariously sing along with astronaut Chris Hadfield as he performs a cover of “Space Oddity” by David Bowie.

Here is Chris Hadfield’s original acoustic cover created aboard the International Space Station:

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Chris Hadfield Discusses His ‘Space Oddity’ Video, Dirty Underwear, & ‘Gravity’ With Conan O’Brien

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield appeared on an episode of Conan and discussed his five-month excursion into space and more with Conan O’Brien. Chris touched on the story behind his “Space Oddity” music video, how he disposed of dirty underwear in space, and his thoughts on the underwear that Sandra Bullock wore in her film Gravity.

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An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, A Book About How to Make the Impossible a Reality by Chris Hadfield

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has just released his new book, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth. It “takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible.” Hardcover, Electronic, and Audiobook editions of the 320 page book are available to purchase online from the Little, Brown and Company (publisher) and Amazon. Chris also released a series of promo videos for his book. Each video shows the International Space Station Commander having troubles with letting go of his space suit and completing simple tasks on Earth.

Through eye-opening, entertaining stories filled with the adrenaline of launch, the mesmerizing wonder of spacewalks, and the measured, calm responses mandated by crises, he explains how conventional wisdom can get in the way of achievement-and happiness. His own extraordinary education in space has taught him some counterintuitive lessons: don’t visualize success, do care what others think, and always sweat the small stuff.

You might never be able to build a robot, pilot a spacecraft, make a music video or perform basic surgery in zero gravity like Col. Hadfield. But his vivid and refreshing insights will teach you how to think like an astronaut, and will change, completely, the way you view life on Earth-especially your own.

Here is Chris’ latest promo video, “An Astronaut’s Guide to the BBQ“:

image and video via Chris Hadfield

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