In film Love You Till Tuesday, with original Bowie music. David & John were the remaining part of trio Feathers after Hermione Farthingale left. John is Ground Control, David is Major Tom.
David Bowie [hit version, a few months later, coinciding with the Apollo 11 mission; also in Italian as Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola]
Obviously inspired by Kubrick film 2001 - A Space Odyssey ('68). Also a bit by Bee Gees hit New York Mining Disaster 1941. In both cases the next of kin are not forgotten: "Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones" vs "Tell my wife I love her very much. She knows".