Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is scheduled to launch on a Soyuz on December 5th for the International Space Station for a six month mission. As a member of Expedition 34 he will be a Flight Engineer. During the second half of his mission he will be the space station Commander as part of Expedition 35. This will be the first time a Canadian has taken command of the space station.
Follow Chris Hadfield along his journey with our special feature.