By Michael Fleming 
BELLEVILLE – Canada’s first and only space station commander will be in Belleville Thursday.
Hadfield’s show will include performances of his singles In Canada and Beyond the Terra, and he will offer his views on the past, present and future of Canada, according to a news release from the Empire Theatre. Each performance on his tour is customized for the show’s location.
Hadfield’s accomplishments include becoming Canada’s first fully qualified space-shuttle crew member in 1992, being the first Canadian to complete two spacewalks, in 2001, and being named commander of the International Space Station  in 2013. He is also credited with recording the first music video in space, a cover of David Bowie’s Space Oddity , and is a New York Times bestselling author, with three books published.
The show is scheduled to run from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday night. Tickets cost $56.50 to $79.50 and can be ordered through the Empire Theatre’s website .