R.I.P. David Bowie: From space oddity to hero

Image: David Bowie in video game
David Bowie helped develop the story for a video game titled “Omikron: The Nomad Soul” in 1999, and portrayed a character named Boz. (Credit: Eidos Interactive via YouTube)

Rock superstar David Bowie, who died of cancer over the weekend at the age of 69, became famous as a “Space Oddity” and “The Man Who Fell to Earth” – but his legacy includes real technological innovations as well as contributions to science fiction and fashion.

That’s a big reason why so many scientists, explorers and techies are flocking to tweet their condolences. Even from outer space.

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