Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield shot, edited ‘Space Oddity’ music video with Apple iPad, GarageBand (with video)

“Commander Chris Hadfield’s tear-jerking farewell to the International Space Station: a cover of David Bowie’s classic space song, Space Oddity, [was] filmed and performed by Hadfield himself in zero-g,” John Brownlee reports for Cult of Mac.

“Chris Hadfield filmed and edited his version of Space Oddity using his iPad and Apple’s official GarageBand app,” Brownlee reports.

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  1. Impressive, I saw some of the video on the BBC news last night, and I thought it had been professionally shot with a handycam and edited on a laptop in Finalcut Pro, or something similar. Well done Commander!
    I’ve been very impressed by his photography, too, his shots taken at night of various cities are particularly beautiful.
    Really going to miss his regular Facebook posts, it’s unlikely the ISS will have such a charismatic commander with his photographic skills as a replacement.

  2. Splendid! The first Canadian to walk in space. Ironic that he used iPads instead of Canadian BlackBerry PlayBooks—after all, iPads are toys and the Playbook is for Real Work. (“Amateur Hour is Over”—I’m still gnashing my teeth over that one)

      1. I have always understood it as a vanity thing, in the sense that some men’s faces look better, or they think they do, with facial hair than without (hiding scars, weak features, etc.). Beyond that, many groups have social guidelines or strictures encouraging or discouraging such personal displays, in order to qualify for or to signal group membership. I bother to explain this only because one doesn’t expect radioactive fish to know much about hair.

          1. Fascinating, thank you. Another Jefferson supporter, thank God! You know, Robertson kind of reminds me of you…except for backup quarterback part 😉

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