20 Feb 2010 18:47

Canadian to head Intl Space station crew in 2013

Moscow. Feb 20 (Interfax-AVN) - Chris Hadfield will be the first Canadian to head an International Space Station crew in 2013, a space rocket industry source said on Saturday.

Hadfield, who represents the Canadian Space Agency, will arrive at the ISS aboard Russian spacecraft Soyuz TMA-07M in November 2012 and stay about six months on the station, the source told Interfax-AVN.

From November 2012 to March 2013, a period that will be part of Expedition 34, Hadfield would be one of the station's flight engineers, the source said. Between March and May 2013, he would be crew commander during part of Expedition 35, the source told Interfax-AVN.