On the First Anniversary of David Bowie's Death, Stroll to the Moon with His Greatest Space-Themed Hits

David Bowie photographed in 1976.
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David Bowie photographed in Copenhagen in 1976.

It was one year ago today (Jan. 10) that the world lost the original rock and roll spaceman, David Bowie. On the anniversary of his death, NPR's Skunk Bear YouTube channel honored the singer with a video answering a Tumblr user's question about how long it would take to walk to the moon.

"Ridiculous, of course. What would you walk on? How would you breathe? Where would you put all the trail mix?" the Skunk Bear team wrote. "But we decided to take the question seriously. If a human set out walking at a reasonable pace today, stopping to eat and sleep and take a day off once in a while — how long would it take to travel the distance that separates Earth and the moon?"

We won't spoil it, but suffice it to say it would take a really long time and you'd likely get super bored, so what better soundtrack to your long, cold journey than some of Bowie's iconic space-themed hits? Check out the mind-bending 360-degree video describing the walk (which works on the Chrome browser or the YouTube iPhone app, but not Safari) and enjoy some of Bowie's best on your immersive lunar adventure.


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