In the summer of 2013, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield left orbit to return home to Earth after five months aboard the International Space Station. On his way down, hours before he boarded the Soyuz capsule, Hadfield covered the 1969 David Bowie classic, "Space Oddity." It was an effort representing Hadfield's own experience that touched the entire nation, reaching over 26 million views on YouTube.
But creating the first ever music video to be shot in outer space wasn't enough for Hadfield. After some difficulty accruing rights to the song for over the initial one-year agreement, Hadfield announced this past Friday that "Space Sessions - Songs from a Tin Can," – the first album to ever fully be recorded in space – is now available for preorder.
Just the 12-song album itself will be available for $12.99 CAD (U.S .$10) in vinyl, CD, and digital formats, in addition to the option of purchasing higher-priced bundles with additional goods such T-shirts, hoodies, and patches. The first 500 orders will also get a signed copy.
"Feet Up," the first single off Hadfield's upcoming album, has already been released along with a lyric video. The full album is scheduled to come out on Oct. 9.