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Olympic torch blasts into space

Updated: November 7, 2013, 10:53 AM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- A rocket carrying the Olympic flame successfully blasted off Thursday from earth ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Games.

NASA Live TV showed the rocket, emblazoned with the pale blue Sochi 2014 logo, launching from the Russian-operated Baikonur cosmodrome on a clear morning in Kazakhstan.

The torch will make its way to the International Space Station before being taken into space itself -- making it the Olympic flame's first spacewalk in history.

Russia's Mikhail ...

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