Chris Hadfield’s cover of “Space Oddity” is back on YouTube after the former Canadian astronaut struck a deal with David Bowie’s publisher to keep it online for at least another two years.
“The day we took the video down we started to work again to get permission to get it re-posted,” Hadfield said on his website. “But the legal process is careful and exacting, and thus takes time. Despite countless on-line expressions of frustration and desire, it wasn’t anyone’s ill-will or jealousy that kept this version of Oddity off YouTube. It was merely the natural consequence of due process.”