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Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has handed over command of the International Space Station as he prepares to return to Earth.
The first Canadian to command the station said it’s time to turn over the reins to Pavel Vinogradov, a Russian cosmonaut.
David Bowie tweeted “Hallo Spaceboy…” after Hadfield wrapped up his five-month visit to the giant laboratory by posting a rendition of Space Oddity.
Hadfield, says he’s achieved the goals he set out for himself before making the journey in late December and is leaving both ship and crew “in good shape.”
He tweeted this morning that it’s “time to rev up the Soyuz” for the trip home.
Plans call for Hadfield and two other crewmembers to leave the station Monday just after 7 p.m. E-T…
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