Future Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield gets Social

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Astronaut Chis Hadfield

After yesterday's announcement that veteran Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield would be flying on a six month long flight and serve as Commander of the International Space Station Hadfield's sons promptly helped him setup a Twitter account and Facebook page, a first for a Canadian astronaut.

This is an unusual step for a Canadian astronaut as the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has not yet embraced social media and has no social media policy in place. When contacted today by SpaceRef, a CSA media representative indicated a social media policy was still being studied.