Viral Again: David Bowie Permits Space Oddity Cover’s Return to YouTube

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Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield recorded a cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" from space aboard the International Space Station- which is pretty much the coolest thing ever. But the video, which was recorded back in 2013, was only allowed to exist on YouTube for a year, according to an agreement with Bowie.

Fortunately, the two have worked things out and the video has now made it's way back online.

Hadfield described this situation in a post on his website, and included an explanation for recording it in the first place:

"It was a chance to let people see where we truly are in space exploration. We're not just probing what lies beyond Earth - we inhabit it."

Prior to its removal, the video had picked up more than 23 million views.

In Honour of Canada Day, Awesome Retired Astronaut Chris Hadfield Made the Most Canadian Music Video Ever

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Farewell of the Day: Chris Hadfield's Space Oddity Will Be Removed From YouTube Today

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The video, which has more than 22 million views, was uploaded on May 12, 2013, and Hadfield only had permission to run it for one year.