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Chris Hadfield Channels David Bowie On Maclean's Cover (VIDEO)

10/02/2013 08:30 EDT | Updated 10/04/2013 05:47 EDT
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Chris Hadfield became a terrestrial superstar by crooning David Bowie's "Space Oddity" while in space. Now that he's back on Earth, Maclean's magazine has put him on their cover, asking "What Really Happened To Chris Hadfield Up There?"

As if that wasn't enticing enough, they dolled Hadfield up just like David Bowie in his famous "Aladdin Sane" album cover, which also happens to be the signature image of the AGO's current "David Bowie Is.." exhibit.

In a behind-the-scenes post, photographer Christopher Wahl discussed the Hadfield cover shoot.

“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.”

They also included a video of how the cover came together. The issue hits stand Thursday, Oct. 3.

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