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A Canadian pennant is hoisted up at the Johnson Space Center

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A Canadian pennant is hoisted up at the Johnson Space Center

2012-12-20 - This short video explains the significance of the pennants that hang over each entry gate to NASA's Johnson Space Center. For the first time since this tradition began in August 2011, a Canadian pennant is included.

(Credit: Canadian Space Agency)

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Johnson Space Center, Gate 1

20 Dec 2012, 4:00am

Soyuz "33S" is en route to the International Space Station. On board are Roman Romanenko, Tom Marshburn and Chris Hadfield.

Since August 2011, pennants hanging over each entry gate to the Johnson Space Center have represented the members of the crew.

The pennants to the left of the Expedition number represent the members of the current Expedition crew on board ISS.

The pennant closest to the Expedition number on the left side represents the current ISS Commander.

Pennants are added to the right of the Expedition banner for the on-coming crew.

The pennant closest to the Expedition number on the right side represents the next ISS Commander.

The pennants will hang in this configuration until mid-March 2013. When the Expedition 34 crew return to Earth in Soyuz 32S, Expedition 35 will begin and Chris Hadfield will become the first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station.

Thanks to Officer Matt for his assistance in making this video.

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