…and I’m floating in a most peculiar way…

Ground Control to Major Tom
Ground Control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on
(Ten) Ground Control (Nine) to Major Tom (Eight)
(Seven, six) Commencing countdown (Five), engines on (Four)
(Three, two) Check ignition (One) and may God’s (Blastoff) love be with you

This is Ground Control to Major Tom, you’ve really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it’s time to leave the capsule if you dare

This is Major Tom to Ground Control, I’m stepping through the door
And I’m floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
Here am I sitting in a tin can far above the world
Planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do

Space Oddity, David Bowie, 1969


Just watch this.

Commander Chris Hadfield, as you hand over command of the ISS, I thank you. I thank you for making me realise once again what joy there is in doing what your heart calls you to do. I thank you for reminding me how diverse and incredibly interesting human beings are.

I still can’t get over it!

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4 thoughts on “…and I’m floating in a most peculiar way…”

  1. This was definitively one of the best space video’s I’ve seen, Chris really rocked the ISS.
    I almost feel bad for the next commander, he’s going to have a hard time topping this performance.

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