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A few more thoughts on this. I grew up in a household where manned spaceflight was a big deal. A really big deal. And that's almost entirely a testament to my father. So as I've watched this a couple times now, I'm over to the unambiguously awesome camp. Some of it is because Space Oddity is such a good song which holds up amazingly well after almost 45 years. And Hadfield really puts in a pretty damn good performance. But more than anything else it's human spaceflight itself. The imagery, real imagery on this video, is just spectacular -- especially the sped up over the Earth views. It's an amazing thing to see these things and know that humans can experience them, even if I never will.

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