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Super fast flight reaches ISS: Olympic torch comes to space - NEWS

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The Soyuz rocket with the spacecraft during launch from Baikonur cosmodrome towards the Space Station. The Soyuz rocket with the spacecraft during launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome direction ISS . (Photo: AP)

Thursday 26 September 2013

used to take the journey to the outpost of humanity almost two days – now it creates the “Soyuz” capsule in less than six hours. You bring two Russian cosmonauts and a U.S. astronaut to the International Space Station. The Russians will carry the Olympic torch in November into space -. A premiere

Three Men and a plush toy have reached a trouble-free “Express flight” in a Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station. Only six hours after her spectacular night launch in Kazakhstan coupled to the Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky and U.S. astronaut Michael Hopkins outpost of humanity, such as the flight control center in Moscow told Interfax news agency, according to. Good luck, the men took a black plush cat named “Dimler” to a new job in about 410 kilometers above with.

Hopkins, Ryazansky and Kotov (left) on the way to their space capsule. Hopkins, Ryazansky and Kotov (left) on the way to their space capsule . (Photo: AP)

During her five-month stay in the cosmos want Ryazansky Kotov and outdoor use with a 9 November for the first time, an electrically illuminated Olympic Torch carry into space in history. It is a tribute to the two Russians at the Winter Games in her home in February 2014 in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. “We will take a photo with the space station and Earth in the background and try that one it recognizes Russia,” Kotov said.

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the symbolic torch have not been there. The Olympic flame is on or after 6 October transversely supported by Russia, until 7 November the torch will arrive on the ISS and on 11 November return to the earth.

Ryazansky it is the first flight to the stars. He had participated in 20 09 with the German soldiers Oliver Knickel on Mars-500 isolation experiment in Moscow, when the men in a mock spaceship simulated a flight to the Red Planet 105 days. “Sergei trained for ten years for this flight and wanted to be a cosmonaut as a child. For him, an absolute dream come true,” said Knickel. Mikhail Rjasanskis grandfather was chief designer of the Soviet space exploration.

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    order not to get in the way of the Soyuz, the docking of the U.S. private transporter “Cygnus” on the ISS has been delayed until at least Saturday. For the first time in the nearly 15-year history of the orbital complex were two companion at the same time approaching. The unmanned “Cygnus” has about 600 kg equipment on board.


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