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Photos: Olympic Torch Launches Into Space on Soyuz Rocket

Stunning Long-Exposure Image Shows Soyuz Rocket Launch

NASA/Bill Ingalls

This image is a 2-minute exposure showing the Soyuz TMA-11M rocket as it launches 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]

Olympic Torch Rocket Walkout

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The Olympic torch and crew of Expedition 38 walk out to the pad to launch toward the International Space Station on Nov. 7 local time at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. [Read the Full Story of the Olympic Torch Spacewalk Here]

Olympic Torch, Space Station Crew Ready to Launch

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, Expedition 38 Soyuz commander, holds the Olympic torch as Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of Japan and Rick Mastracchio of NASA (top) wave farewell prior to boarding the Soyuz TMA-11M rocket for launch, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 Local Time, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Olympic torch has a four-day visit to the International Space Station. [Read the Full Launch Story Here]

Soyuz Rocket Blasts Off with Expedition 38 Crew, Olympic Torch

NASA/Bill Ingalls

This image shows the Soyuz TMA-11M rocket as it blazes 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 Soars

NASA/Bill Ingalls

The Soyuz TMA-11M rocket carries 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, on Nov. 7, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Soyuz TMA-11M Rocket Blazes

NASA/Bill Ingalls

The Soyuz TMA-11M rocket is launched with Expedition 38 crew on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. [Read the Full Launch Story Here]

Soyuz Rocket Launches Expedition 38 Crew

NASA TV

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]

Lift Off! Soyuz Rocket Launches with Expedition 38 Crew, Olympic Torch

NASA/Bill Ingalls

This image shows the Soyuz TMA-11M rocket as it launches 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 with Expedition 38 Crew

NASA/Bill Ingalls

The Soyuz TMA-11M rocket is launched with 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, Nov. 7, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Soyuz Booster Rockets Jettison

NASA/Bill Ingalls

The Soyuz TMA-11M booster rockets are jettisoned a few minutes into the launch with 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, Nov. 7 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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