Russia to take Olympic torch into space
COSMONAUTS TO SPACEWALK WITH OLYMPIC TORCH
Three new crew members were set to blast off Thursday for the International Space Station (ISS) on a Russian rocket, taking with them the precious cargo of an Olympic torch for the 2014 Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
In an unprecedented move, the Olympic torch will on Saturday be taken out into open space on a spacewalk by two Russian cosmonauts to mark Russia’s hosting of the Games in February.
- Olympic torch headed to International Space Station (wcnc.com)
- Russia sending Sochi Olympics torch into space (newsday.com)
- Russia sending Sochi Olympics torch into space (thenewstribune.com)