POSTED: November 7th 2013
NewsUpdate

Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch with Expedition 38 Crew

Expedition 38 Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, left, Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, and Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA, right, hold an Olympic torch / NASA
Expedition 38 Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, left, Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, and Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA, right, hold an Olympic torch / NASA

MARISSA FLANDERS / Sports Features Communications

 

(SFC) The Olympic torch will be brought on a spacewalk, which is to take place outside the space station on Saturday, November 9th. The torch will arrive back on Earth aboard a Soyuz spacecraft on Sunday, November 10th with  Flight Engineers, Luca Parmitano, Karen Nyberg, and Commander Fyodor Yurchikin.

 

The torch will end up lighting the flame for the opening of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The launch of the Soyuz rocket, carrying the torch with the Expedition 38 trio took place at 11:14 p.m. EST yesterday. It also sent Tyurin, Mastracchio, and Wakata on a six-month mission on board the space station.


Keywords · Olympic Games · Sochi 2014 · Olympic Torch · Russia


For more information contact:
Laura Walden ()


All original materials contained in this section are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Sports Features Communications, Inc the owner of that content. It is prohibited to alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content.