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Astronaut Chris Hadfield blasts off to become first Canadian commander of International Space Station
Chris Hadfield has successfully blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a mission that is to see him become the first Canadian to command the International Space Station.

Hadfield is travelling to the space station on board a Russian Soyuz capsule for a five-month visit to the giant orbiting space lab.

He is sharing the trip to the space station with NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn and Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko. (NASA; AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky; AFP PHOTO / NASA/CARLA CIOFFI)

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    Chris Hatfield is from my hometown. Our airport is named after him. He went to the same elementary school that I did. He...
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    by the power of his beautiful and exquisitely-formed moustache, he will steer them all clear of any danger whilst...
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