GPS | OUTER SPACE | Watch live: Russian cosmonauts take the Olympic torch on a spacewalk

For the first time in history, the Olympic torch relay is taking place in outer space right now on Saturday, November 9.

A pair of Russian cosmonauts stepped outside the International Space Station and are presently performing a torch relay as part of its historic spacewalk ahead of next year’s Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Russia.

Visit NASA TV to watch live video footage as it is happening right now. Click here.

Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky took the unlit version of the silver-and-red torch through the hatch of the International Space Station.

While gripping the torch in the gloved fist of his spacesuit, Kotov crawled out of the hatch and waved it triumphantly 261 miles (420 km) above the…

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