Mar 13, 2013
By AM740 Staff
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield now has the top job in space.
He has officially taken command of the International Space Station.
The transfer of command to Hadfield, which happened at 5:10 p.m. Eastern, also marks the start of what’s officially been designated “Expedition 35” as he is the 35th commander of the I-S-S.
Earlier in the day, Hadfield was sent congratulatory messages from Prime Minister Harper, who has called his space career “stellar” and also from the Queen.