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  • The Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft, emblazoned with the Sochi 2014 logo and a blue-and-white snowflake pattern, is seen before blast-off at the Baikonur cosmodrome Nov. 7, 2013.
  • Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, center, Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, bottom and U.S. astronaut Rick Mastracchio, pose with an Olympic torch prior the launch of Soyuz-FG rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Nov. 7, 2013.
  • The Soyuz-FG rocket that carried the Olympic torch to space is seen prior to launch at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Nov. 7, 2013.
  • International Space Station crew members, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin and U.S. astronaut Rick Mastracchio, pose with the torch of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games after a news conference behind a glass wall at the
  • The Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft decorated with the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games logo and a blue-and-white snowflake pattern, blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome, Nov. 7, 2013.

Olympic Torch Visits Space

Published November 07, 2013


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