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Space: Olympic torch arrives at the ISS01:24

Space: Olympic torch arrives at the ISS

Germany, International Space Station
November 7, 2013 at 12:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

Space: Olympic torch arrives at the ISS

The Olympic torch arrived at the International Space Station Thursday, ahead of its first-ever spacewalk.

Russian Mikhail Tyurin, American Rick Mastracchio and Japan's Koichi Wakata reached the International Space Station after journeying on a six-hour flight.

Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazanskiy, who are currently manning the station, are due to take the torch out for a walk, Saturday.

The four-month Sochi torch relay began in Moscow on October 7, and will travel a total of 65,000 kilometres (39,000 miles), the longest Olympic torch relay to ever take place. There will be 14,000 torch bearers and it will stop at over 130 cities and towns.

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Space: Olympic torch arrives at the ISS

The Olympic torch arrived at the International Space Station Thursday, ahead of its first-ever spacewalk.

Russian Mikhail Tyurin, American Rick Mastracchio and Japan's Koichi Wakata reached the International Space Station after journeying on a six-hour flight.

Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazanskiy, who are currently manning the station, are due to take the torch out for a walk, Saturday.

The four-month Sochi torch relay began in Moscow on October 7, and will travel a total of 65,000 kilometres (39,000 miles), the longest Olympic torch relay to ever take place. There will be 14,000 torch bearers and it will stop at over 130 cities and towns.