How do you make a music video in microgravity?

Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield tells us

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In 2013 onboard the International Space Station, Expedition 35 Commander Chris Hadfield recorded a cover version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity. It was the first music video shot in space. Now, he explains how he managed to shoot the video all himself.  

Poster image courtesy of NASA. Expedition 35 Commander Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency (right), Russian Flight Engineer Roman Romanenko (centre) and NASA Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn (left) are gifted traditional dress during a welcome ceremony at Karaganda Airport, Kazakhstan following their return to Earth after more than five months onboard the ISS.  

Ruth Milne

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