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MESSAGE 18: CHANGING COMMAND – BRESNIK BECOMES FIRST MARINE TO COMMAND THE ISS
Several days before the Change of Command Ceremony on the ISS, Col. Bresnik wears a Citadel shirt as spends the day preparing. He send the photo to us for a fun surprise.
Ad he and the others were preparing, Hurricane Harvey was taking a toll on Texas, with Johnson Space Center right in the middle of the storm. The ceremony could not be shown on NASA TV on September 1 due to the storm, but it took place as scheduled, at 1:30p.m. EDT, Col. Bresnik became Commander Bresnik, as Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Space Agency turned over control of the station.
Yurchikhin, and NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer returned to earth safely the next day.