November 2013

Spacewalking Cosmonauts Exchange Olympic Torch, Wrestle with External Hardware

November 9th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , |

Spacewalking cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy carried out the first Olympic torch exchange in the vacuum of space Saturday. The ceremonial gesture outside the International Space Station kicked off a near six hour spacewalk devoted primarily to the outfitting of an external work station on the orbiting lab's Russian [...]

Torch and Go! Olympic spacecraft preparing for launch.

November 5th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Space engineers have set up the rocket which will carry the Olympic flame to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The launch of Soyuz TMA-11M is scheduled for Thursday. The Soyuz spacecraft will be boosted by a Soyuz-FG rocket from the first launch pad of the Cosmodrome, the [...]