Chris Hadfield's Space Oddity is Back on YouTube at Bowie's Say-So

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Back in 2014, Canadian Chris Hadfield posted a wonderful rendition of David Bowie's Space Oddity to YouTube—though it was later removed because of a lack of permissions. Now, David Bowie has given the go ahead for it to be online once more.

A new two-year agreement has been forged between David Bowie's publishers and the Canadian Space Agency which means that the video is now available once more for everyone to enjoy for free. Hadfield explains the process in some detail on his blog, but he's clearly happy about it:

Bowie has, of course, referred to the cover as "possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created." So it's perhaps no surprise it's back online. Before it was taken down, the view count hit 23,489,187; how high can it soar now? [Chris Hadfield]