For the first time in history, the Olympic torch will be taken on a spacewalk.
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics torch will be sent to the International Space Station on board a Russian spacecraft this week and astronauts will then carry it outside the station. Here's a look at the Sochi torch.
— Associated Press
The launch will take place Thursday, Nov. 7 where the torch will stay for five days before returning back home to continue its journey.
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