Cosmonauts and astronaut with Sochi torch on board the ISS
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Olympic torch arrives at International Space Station

7 November 2013 Last updated at 14:09 GMT

A Soyuz rocket carrying the Sochi 2014 Olympic torch has arrived at the International Space Station, as part of the Russian lead-up to the Games.

On Saturday two Russian cosmonauts already on the space station, Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky, will take the torch outside on a historic spacewalk.

The Olympic torch has been carried into space twice before - in 1996 and 2000 - but it has never left a spaceship.

Daniel Sandford reports from Baikonur.