Earlier this year, astronaut Chris Hadfield blew our minds with the most epic cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity," ever performed. Now, he's gone and done himself up Bowie-style for the cover of Maclean's, and it is the definition of perfection.
Taking inspiration from Hadfield’s world-uniting rendition of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, photographer Christopher Wahl asked the astronaut to replicate Bowie’s famed image from the cover of his Aladdin Sane album.
“He went full-bore with it. I explained we needed bare shoulders as opposed to the collared shirt he was wearing, so he happily took it off,” says Wahl, who ensured the lighting during the shoot also matched Bowie’s album perfectly. “He was fully participating—it was awesome. I was on a portrait high for a day and a half afterward.”