RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 138,391
Posts: 5,358,291
Members: 24,627
Currently online: 560
Newest member: space2050

TrekToday headlines

Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar Online Debut
By: T'Bonz on Jul 31

Warp 5.0: Trek Toward Sci-Fi’s Golden Anniversary
By: T'Bonz on Jul 31

Takei To Host Pittsburgh Symphony PNC Pops’ Sci-Fi Spectacular
By: T'Bonz on Jul 31

Kurtzman In Mummy Talks
By: T'Bonz on Jul 31

The Gene Roddenberry Project Kickstarter
By: T'Bonz on Jul 30

Moore: No Deep Space Nine Regrets
By: T'Bonz on Jul 30

Pegg Star Wars Rumor
By: T'Bonz on Jul 30

Borg Cube Fridge
By: T'Bonz on Jul 29

Free Enterprise Kickstarter
By: T'Bonz on Jul 29

Siddig To Join Game Of Thrones
By: T'Bonz on Jul 29


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Lounges & General Chat > Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous Discussion of non-Trek topics.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old May 12 2013, 10:57 PM   #1
Mitty
Vice Admiral
 
Mitty's Avatar
 
Location: Melbourne
Commander Hadfield sings Space Oddity

I hope it's okay to post this here but I don't think this is any ordinary Youtube Video.

I honestly don't think it's possible for this guy to get any cooler or more amazing. I watched this coming to work on the train and actually had tears in my eyes. Just beautiful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaOC9danxNo
__________________
I'm being extremely clever up here and there's no one to stand around looking impressed, what's the point in having you all? - The Doctor, interrupting a very important conversation.
Mitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 12 2013, 11:05 PM   #2
Locutus of Bored
Furfallin'
 
Locutus of Bored's Avatar
 
Location: Huntington Beach, California
Re: Commander Hadfield sings Space Oddity

That's so badass. I would absolutely sing that if I ever got a chance to go to space. Great video, thanks for sharing.
__________________
My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
Locutus of Bored is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 13 2013, 12:15 AM   #3
nightwind1
Commodore
 
nightwind1's Avatar
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
Re: Commander Hadfield sings Space Oddity

That's was awesome, in the original meaning of the word. After I watched that, I clicked on the video of him and Catherine Coleman doing "Ride On" in a tribute to Sally Ride.

That brought a few tears...
__________________
Remember: No Matter Where You Go, There You Are...88

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.
nightwind1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 13 2013, 02:01 AM   #4
Shanndee
Commodore
 
Shanndee's Avatar
 
Location: Canada
Re: Commander Hadfield sings Space Oddity

Yes, someone on my Facebook friends list had posted this, indicating that he is the best thing to happen to NASA's Public Relations in a very long time. I have to agree, as I haven't paid a single bit of attention to anything NASA related until the Hadfied/Shatner tweet. After that I started to pay close attention.

I hope we hear more from Commander Hadfield when he comes back to Earth!
__________________
"Nolite te bastardes carborundorum" Margaret Atwood

"Everything will be alright in the end; if it is not alright, it is not the end" Numerous sources
Shanndee is online now   Reply With Quote
Old May 13 2013, 02:06 AM   #5
bbailey861
Admiral
 
bbailey861's Avatar
 
Location: Kingston, ON
Re: Commander Hadfield sings Space Oddity

Rock Star Canadian Astronaut. Amazing, indeed.
bbailey861 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 13 2013, 02:40 AM   #6
Shanndee
Commodore
 
Shanndee's Avatar
 
Location: Canada
Re: Commander Hadfield sings Space Oddity

bbailey861 wrote: View Post
Rock Star Canadian Astronaut. Amazing, indeed.
Absolutely! I can't remember the last time I was this proud of (and pleased for) one of my countrymen!

Hubby and I were watching a Q&A between Commander Hadfield and some school children. Hubby was amazed at how well he was able to answer the questions at the kids' level without seeming to talk down to them.

I'm sure he will inspire many children to pursue some form of science career!
__________________
"Nolite te bastardes carborundorum" Margaret Atwood

"Everything will be alright in the end; if it is not alright, it is not the end" Numerous sources
Shanndee is online now   Reply With Quote
Old May 13 2013, 04:00 PM   #7
Tom Hendricks
Commodore
 
Tom Hendricks's Avatar
 
Location: Syracuse NY
View Tom Hendricks's Twitter Profile
Re: Commander Hadfield sings Space Oddity

I absolutely love this.
__________________
I am a child of the universe. I will walk gently and true

Of course I'm a creationist. I believe man created god.
Tom Hendricks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 13 2013, 11:57 PM   #8
Tora Ziyal
Rear Admiral
 
Tora Ziyal's Avatar
 
Re: Commander Hadfield sings Space Oddity

Wonderful!
Tora Ziyal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 14 2013, 01:15 AM   #9
Owain Taggart
Rear Admiral
 
Owain Taggart's Avatar
 
Location: Northern Ontario, Canada
Re: Commander Hadfield sings Space Oddity

It's amazing and he does more than give it justice. Awesome cover.

And it's not the first time he's done this. He's been known to be quite the musician. There's one of his uniquely designed guitars on display at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa. And just recently, shortly before he took over as Commander, he wrote a song and performed it together with Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies:

Owain Taggart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 14 2013, 03:12 PM   #10
Australis
Writer
 
Australis's Avatar
 
Location: The Electric Age
Re: Commander Hadfield sings Space Oddity

He was on our national news tonight doing this.

Cool beyond cool.
__________________
"… Times change, and so must I… we all change. When you think about it, we are all different people, all through our lives and that’s okay, that’s good! You've gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be."
Australis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 15 2013, 10:00 AM   #11
stoneroses
Rear Admiral
 
Location: Herford, Germany
Re: Commander Hadfield sings Space Oddity

He is doing ashes to ashes when the station is de orbited in ten years time
__________________
Make poverty history! Make Trade fair!

http://communities.msn.com/infograpismo
stoneroses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 16 2013, 01:28 AM   #12
Mr. Adventure
Admiral
 
Mr. Adventure's Avatar
 
Location: Mr. Adventure
Re: Commander Hadfield sings Space Oddity

I couldn't help but notice the lens flares in that video, JJ was right!
Mr. Adventure is online now   Reply With Quote
Old May 16 2013, 04:14 PM   #13
Savage Dragon
TheSeeker
 
Savage Dragon's Avatar
 
Location: New York, NY
Re: Commander Hadfield sings Space Oddity

^I was thinking that too when I saw them! Although there still weren't as many as there were in the film.
Savage Dragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 16 2013, 07:25 PM   #14
Naira
Rear Admiral
 
Naira's Avatar
 
Location: Greece
Re: Commander Hadfield sings Space Oddity

Mitty wrote: View Post
I honestly don't think it's possible for this guy to get any cooler or more amazing.
This.

I have been following that guy on Twitter for some months. He is very interesting to follow. His pictures and videos are really great.
__________________
TBBS Card | "Don't Panic!"
Naira is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 16 2013, 08:04 PM   #15
Savage Dragon
TheSeeker
 
Savage Dragon's Avatar
 
Location: New York, NY
Re: Commander Hadfield sings Space Oddity

I am totally jealous of the amazing photographs he was able to take.
Savage Dragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.