A Russian Soyuz rocket reached orbit early Dec. 19 with a three-man multinational crew that includes veteran astronaut Chris Hadfield, who is scheduled to become the first Canadian to command the International Space Station in mid-March. The Soyuz TMA-07M capsule carrying cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn and Hadfield was on course to dock with the 256-mi.-high station’s Rassvet module on Dec. 21 at 9:12 a.m., EST. The newcomers will restore the station’s crew ...

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