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.
Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky took the unlit version of the silver-and-red torch through the hatch of the International Space Station.
— ISS Updates (@ISS101) November 9, 2013
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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