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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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Meet the German astronaut who enjoyed the World Cup from space

Jul 13 2014 9:04pm CDT | Source: SBNation

This is definitely the most amazing place to watch the game. Just like our @DFB_Team_EN I have fantastic support from my crew. Congrats from #ISS to the #WorldChamp. Great game! pic.twitter.com/sw4gGbtvwh — Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex) July 13, 2014 We don't know if Alexander Gerst is the biggest German fan, but we can say unequivocally that he watched from the most remote place. Gerst had a chance to watch Germany win the World Cup from the International Space S ...
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U.S. and Germany Square Off In Soccer Match On The International Space Station

Jun 12 2014 1:27pm CDT | Source: Sports Illustrated

The United States does not take on Germany in the World Cup for another two weeks, but the two countries have already begun their battle for soccer supremacy on the International Space Station, where Americans Reid Weisman and Steve Swanson and German Alexander Gerst sho ...
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VIDEO: Astronauts show off football skills

Jun 11 2014 10:25pm CDT | Source: BBC Sport

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So as long as some of you want to keep watching me try to blow up my WCCH Stage 2 heads with SS exhaust valves I will oblige :D This is the 6th track day and 7K miles since I had my heads ported. So this is with new guides. Springs, valves, etc now have 32K miles and about 21 track days. First video has me going off. 6 7 BW#1 NASA Session#3 - YouTube 6 7 BW#1 NASA Session#3 - YouTube ...
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