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Astronaut Chris Hadfield to Assume Command of the International Space Station

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Mar 11, 2013) - 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

For more information on Expedition 34/35:

- Check out the CSA''s Mission Website

- Follow the CSA and Cmdr Hadfield on Twitter

- Follow the CSA and astronaut Chris Hadfield on Facebook

- Visit the CSA You Tube Channel

- Videos, animations and pictures