New commander in charge of International Space Station

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spacestationcommanderAfter 143 days in space, three astronauts will be returning to Earth from the International Space Station this morning, aboard a Russian spacecraft.

Wednesday, the space station got a new commander, as flight engineer Chris Hadfield took over control during a command change ceremony.

Hadfield is a veteran of the Canadian space agency.

He will run the station along with five other crew members.

He’ll return to earth in May.

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