Russian cosmonauts take Olympic torch on maiden spacewalk

Khaleej Times
Sunday 10th November, 2013

The torch will stay at the orbital station for another two days. Two Russian cosmonauts took an Olympic torch on a spacewalk Saturday for the first time in history as part of the Sochi 2014 torch relay.The torch, unlit for safety reasons, was taken out from the capsule of the International Space Station (ISS) at around 1450 GMT Saturday by Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy, reported Xinhua in a live coverage of the event by Russian state television.Ryazanskiy, who was first to step out of the ISS, adjusted two video cameras on a hatch and took photos of his colleague K…

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