Astronaut Chris Hadfield to Assume Command of the International Space Station

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

image On March 13, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Chris Hadfield will become the first Canadian ever to assume command of the International Space Station (ISS), a historic milestone for our country.

A transfer of command ceremony will be conducted aboard the ISS. NASA Commander Ford will pass responsibility for the Station on to CSA Commander Hadfield. The crew will ring the ceremonial bell to mark the official change between Expedition 34 to Expedition 35.

The transfer of command will be broadcast live on the CSA Website.
When: March 13, 2013

Time: 5:10 p.m. (EDT)

The time of the event may change without advance notice

What: Transfer of command from Commander Ford to Commander Hadfield

Canadian Space Agency
Media Relations Office

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