Canadian astronautis one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen, and it really showcases Hadfield's talents as a musician. Now, Hadfield is further sharing those talents via a new album, "Space Sessions - Songs from a Tin Can," the first album recorded entirely in space.
Hadfield recorded the 12-song collection while serving as commander of the International Space Station during Expedition 34/35, which ran from December 2012 to May 2013. Hadfield announced on Twitter Friday that the album and several music-merchandise combinations are now available for preorder from his Shopify site.
Those who wish to preorder the album can do so for $12.99 CAD (about US $10, £6, AU $13) in either a vinyl or CD format, and the first 500 orders received will come with a signed copy of the album for no additional charge. The bundles, which are higher priced, come with additional goodies like T-shirts, hoodies and patches.
The album will be released in physical format at major music retailers on October 9. It will also be "available [digitally] everywhere," Hadfield confirmed on Twitter, though no digital preorders are available at this time.
If the album is anything like his hit cover of "Space Oddity," which you can watch again below, it's going to be good. You can find out more about the album and Hadfield's other projects and adventures on his website.