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Russia sends Sochi torch to space

Updated: November 5, 2013, 12:30 PM ET
Associated Press

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan -- For the first time in history, the Olympic torch will be taken on a spacewalk.

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics torch will be sent to the International Space Station on board a Russian spacecraft this week and astronauts will then carry it outside the station. Here's a look at the Sochi torch.

THE SPACE CHARIOT

The torch will travel into Earth's orbit with the next space station crew, who blast off early Thursday from the Russian-operated Baikonur cosmodrome ...

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