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Photos: Olympic Torch Launches Into Space on Soyuz Rocket

Olympic Torch in Space: Nov 9, 2013

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The Olympic torch is seen from the helmet camera of Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov in this view from a spacewalk on Nov. 9, 2013. Cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy is seen awaiting the torch, which will be used in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. [Read the Full Story of the Olympic Torch Spacewalk Here]

Cosmonaut Oleg Kotov Spacewalks with Olympic Torch

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Spacewalker Oleg Kotov is seen with the Olympic torch outside the International Space Station, Nov. 9, 2013. [Read the Full Story of the Olympic Torch Spacewalk Here]

Passing the Olympic Torch in Space

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Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy prepare to pass the Olympic torch in space during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Nov. 9, 2013. Kotov is holding the torch, which will be used for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. [Read the Full Story of the Olympic Torch Spacewalk Here]

Passing the Olympic Torch in Space

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Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy perform an Olympic torch relay in space during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Nov. 9, 2013. The torch will be used during the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.[Read the Full Story of the Olympic Torch Spacewalk Here]

Olympic Torch Headed to Space

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The Expedition 38 crew poses with the Olympic torch in front of the Russian Soyuz rocket just before launching toward the International Space Station on Nov. 7, 2013 local time from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. [Read the Full Story of the Olympic Torch Spacewalk Here]

Cosmonaut Awaits Olympic Torch

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Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy waves as he awaits the Olympic torch in this view from cosmonaut Oleg Kotov during a Nov. 9, 2013 spacewalk outside the International Space Station. The spacewalk was the first time an Olympic torch ever was taken outside a spacecraft. [Read the Full Story of the Olympic Torch Spacewalk Here]

Soyuz Rocket Soars Toward Space with Olympic Torch

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The Soyuz TMA-11M rocket is launched toward space carrying the Olympic torch for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and the new Expedition 38 crew for the International Space Station on Nov. 7, 2013, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. [Read the Full Launch Story Here]

Soyuz Rocket Launches Olympic Torch Into Space

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A Russian Soyuz rocket launches toward space carrying the Olympic torch for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and the new Expedition 38 crew for the International Space Station at 11:14 p.m. EST on Nov. 6, 2013. The rocket carrying Expedition 38 flight engineers Rick Masstrachio of NASA, Koichi Wakata of Japan and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. [Read the Full Launch Story Here]

Olympic Torch Handoff on the International Space Station

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Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin hands off the Olympic torch to Fyodor Yurchikhin as Tyurin comes aboard the International Space Station on Nov. 7, 2013.

Soyuz Rocket Launches Olympic Torch Into Space

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A Soyuz TMA-11M rocket launches with the Olympic torch and Expedition 38 Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA and Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency onboard, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. [Read the Full Launch Story Here]

Olympic Torch in Space Station

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Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin holds the Olympic torch for the 2014 Olympic Games during a press conference on Nov. 7, 2013 between his Expedition 37/38 crew and Russia's Mission Control on Earth. The Olympic torch launched into space on a Soyuz space capsule and will taken on spacewalk on Nov. 9 before returning to Earth the next day.

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