June 25, 2014 2:51 pm

Chris Hadfield’s ‘Space Oddity’ may be back on YouTube soon

Canadian Astronaut and ISS commander Chris Hadfield is framed by spacesuits as he performs David Bowie's Space Oddity on the International Space Station. (The Canadian Press /HO, CSA - Chris Hadfield)

(The Canadian Press /HO, CSA - Chris Hadfield)

TORONTO – Chris Hadfield’s ‘Space Oddity’ video may be back online soon, according to a tweet for the former International Space Station commander.

Hadfield recorded a cover of the David Bowie song in April 2013 while commanding the ISS and uploaded it to YouTube where it was viewed nearly 22 million times.

It was taken down a few months ago, but according to a tweet from Hadfield, the famous video could be back online soon.

The video was pulled off the website in April 2014after the license expired. Bowie was initially blamed by the Ottawa Citizen for the video being taken off YouTube, but the newspaper issued an apology to the artist last week, noting he does not in fact own the rights to the song, a separate publishing company does.

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