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Enjoy Commander Hadfield's Space Oddity? Watch it quickly- it's being taken down

Hadfield spent months getting the rights, but Bowie only gave him a year to keep the video up.
May 13th 2014, 10:22 PM 16,159 19

IT HAS BEEN watched over 22.5 million times and is undoubtedly the coolest video of an astronaut performing a rock classic in space.

However, in a few hours, Commander Chris Hadfield’s version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity will be taken down from the Canadian spaceman’s YouTube account.

The video, recorded while Hadfield orbited the earth, was given a one-year licence by Bowie, which expires within the next 12 hours.

Source: Chris Hadfield/YouTube

US copyright law being as it is, it may be 2069 until the video can be freely posted to YouTube again.

Hadfield spent months negotiating the deal and its removal has been widely criticised by fans on the video’s comments section.

So, for one last time, grab your lighters and float in zero-gravity with the world’s most famous astronaut/Irish tourism ambassador.

Read: Commander Chris Hadfield presents ‘An Astronaut’s Guide to Hurling’

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