Astronaut Pays Tribute to 'Starman' David Bowie from Area

Right here he’s, sitting in a tin can, far above the world — and saying goodbye to David Bowie.

Messages of condolence for the late rock star flowed in Monday from around the globe — and from area, the place British astronaut Tim Peake tweeted from the Worldwide Area Station.

"Saddened to listen to David Bowie has misplaced his battle with most cancers — his music was an inspiration to many," Peake wrote Monday.

The outer-area tribute appeared becoming. Distinctive and otherworldly, Bowie typically appeared like a creature from one other planet, the "Starman" of one among his Nineteen Seventies hits.

Saddened to listen to David Bowie has misplaced his battle with most cancers – his music was an inspiration to many. @DavidBowieReal

— Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) January eleven, 2016

The cosmos fascinated him from his first huge hit, "Area Oddity." Launched in 1969, the yr of the primary moon touchdown, it informed the story of Main Tom, an astronaut adrift, "sitting in my tin can, far above the world."

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The music caught the world’s creativeness once more in 2013 when Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield strummed it on his guitar whereas orbiting Earth aboard the area station. The video was seen hundreds of thousands of occasions, and Bowie gave the rendition his seal of approval, calling it "probably the most poignant model of the track ever created."

Ashes to ashes, mud to stardust. Your brilliance impressed us all. Goodbye Starman. pic.twitter.com/FbcxlAzces

— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) January eleven, 2016