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Russian cosmonauts take Olympic torch on maiden spacewalk

Nov 9 2013, 7:38pm CST | by IANS

Moscow, Nov 10 (IANS) 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.

Moscow, Nov 10 — 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...

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Russian cosmonauts take Olympic torch on maiden spacewalk

Nov 9 2013, 7:38pm CST | by IANS

Moscow, Nov 10 (IANS) 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.

Moscow, Nov 10 — 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 Kotov, when he went out of the Pirs docking module with the Olympic torch in hand.

Later, Kotov handed the torch to Ryazanskiy and they took turns posing with it for dramatic shots with the station, the blackness of outer space and the blue-and-white orb of Earth as backdrops.

"All is done according to schedule," the Mission Control Center reported later after they connected with the cosmonauts.

The torch will stay at the orbital station for another two days. It is due to be brought back to Earth by Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, US astronaut Karen Nyberg and Italian Luca Parmitano, of the European Space Agency, who will depart the ISS on board the Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft Monday.

According to Russian officials, the "space" torch will be used to lit the main Olympic flame during the opening of the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 7.

Although Olympic torches have been taken into space twice previously, in 1996 and 2000, the Sochi torch is now the first to be taken out for a spacewalk.

The 22nd Winter Olympic Games, the first time to be held in Russia, are slated for Feb 7-23 in the North Caucasus city of Sochi.

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NASA’s Antares rocket explodes during takeoff, Videos here

Oct 29 2014 2:14pm CDT | Source: prommanow

A thankfully unmanned commercial rocket headed for the International Space Station to deliver much needed supplies exploded just after launching Tuesday, filling the sky with a massive, depressing fireball of failure. The Antares rocket being supplied by contractor Orbital Sciences blew up moments after its liftoff at NASA's facility on Eastern Virginia's shore. The explosion destroyed the rocket and spacecraft and immediately brought NASA's r ...
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Antares rocket explodes seconds after launch in Virginia - in pictures

Oct 29 2014 11:16am CDT | Source: the guardian

A private unmanned craft carrying supplies for the International Space Station explodes on launch after a catastrophic equipment failureWatch video of the explosion here Continue reading ...
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Cause sought for space-supply rocket explosion

Oct 29 2014 3:33am CDT | Source: denver post

ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) — The owners of a commercial supply ship that exploded moments after liftoff promised to find the cause of the failed delivery mission to the International Space Station and warned residents to not touch any debris they might stumble across from the craft, which was carrying hazardous materials. ...
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Supply rocket headed to space station explodes

Oct 29 2014 1:46am CDT | Source: denver post

ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) — An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site in ...
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Unmanned rocket explodes after liftoff

Oct 28 2014 9:15pm CDT | Source: msnbc

A spacecraft taking 5000 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station exploded six seconds after launch. Jim Oberg and Ian Zarate join Lawrence O’Donn ...
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Commercial supply rocket explodes at liftoff

Oct 28 2014 7:43pm CDT | Source: denver post

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site in Virginia. ...
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Rocket explodes and crashes after takeoff from Nasa base - video

Oct 28 2014 7:42pm CDT | Source: the guardian

A rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station has gone down in a spectacular explosion in the US state of Virginia. No one was killed when the commercially manufactured Antares rocket crashed shortly after launch at Nasa's Wallops flight facility. The rocket was carrying more then 2000kg of supplies Continue ...
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Unmanned rocket explosion stuns spectators

Oct 28 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: msnbc

An unmanned, 14-story tall commercial rocket, carrying 5,000 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station, explodes six seconds after taking off in Virginia. Chris Hayes has ...
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