CANADIAN ASTRONAUT CHRIS HADFIELD HAS BEEN IN SPACE TWICE BEFORE.
aCANADIAN ASTRONAUT CHRIS HADFIELD HAS BEEN IN SPACE TWICE BEFORE.
BUT TODAY HE BEGAN A JOURNEY THAT WILL PUT HIM IN THE HISTORY BOOKS.
THIS IS HADFIELD'S THIRD TIME LEAVING EARTH
.BUT THIS TIME, HE WILL TAKE OVER COMMAND OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION IN MARCH-- THE FIRST CANADIAN TO DO
SO. HADFIELD WILL BE INVOLVED WITH MORE THAN 130 EXPERIMENTS
DURING HIS 6 MONTHS IN SPACE
"This is really a first for us to have someone up there in this position of real authority, and to do it on a Russian rocket and launch is really interesting its own, so it's really a first in many ways."
. THE R-M-C GRADUATE AND FORMER CANADIAN FIGHTER PILOT WAS CHOSEN TO BECOME AN ASTRONAUT BACK