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Ground Control to Major Chris
July 12, 2019  | By David Bianculli
 
For the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing tomorrow, one of the cuts we played on Fresh Air today (Friday, July 19), was audio of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, singing his version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” the song that begins, “This is Ground Control to Major Tom…” The sound is great, but to get to the full impact — as more than 43 million people have done on YouTube — you have to see the 2013 video, and the views of Hadfield performing the song weightless in the International Space Station. So here it is… 

 
 
 
 
 
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