The Olympic torch relay helps us lead up to opening ceremonies of the latest Olympics for the lighting of the cauldron that lights up the sky for the duration of the games. The torch relay for the 2014 Sochi Olympics is currently underway, and in less than a week the torch will be taking a pit stop in space.
For the third time in relay history, the torch will be shot up to space. It will be just the first time that the torch has gone on a space walk.
It’s a cool and unique stop for the Olympic torch, which is expected to be documented with videos and photos of the space walk as the cosmonauts journey though the atmosphere — there will be no flame due to safety concerns.
The spaceship, a manned Soyuz TMA-11M, will take off on Nov. 7.
When the spaceship carries the torch to space, it will be rocking a great design that represents the 2014 Sochi Games.
Sochi Olympic Organizing Committee president Dmitry Chernyshenko confirmed that the spaceship carrying the torch will be the one pictured below:
— Jamie Fox (@jamiefox1) October 31, 2013
Be sure to check back in next week after the torch stops in space for video and images of the incredible moment.