“Far out!”

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who’s beginning the trip back to Earth  today (May 13th) after spending five months at the International Space Station,  marked his imminent departure by doing an in-orbit cover of David Bowie’s  classic song, “Space Oddity” — probably familiar to more people as the “Major Tom” song.

The song was mixed with the help of staff at the Canadian Space Agency and  others, and features lyrics that were modified to refer to the Soyuz capsule  that will return Hadfield to Earth.