Expedition 37 commander Fyodor Yurchikhin (L) shakes hands with Expedition 38 cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin after Tyurin handed over the Olympic torch
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Olympic torch takes off into space

A Soyuz rocket carrying the Sochi Winter Olympic torch has docked at the International Space Station, as part of the Russian build up to the Games.

On Saturday it will become of the first Olympic torch to enter space itself, as Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky take it outside on a historic spacewalk.

Daniel Sandford reports.

  • 08 Nov
  • From the section Europe
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