torch-relay
October 16, 2013

Olympic Torch that is to be carried into the open space from the ISS by Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazansky on November 9 was modernized to secure it from the slipping out of hands, – GCTC head Sergey Krikalev reported to the journalists.

“Space Olympic torch is exactly like the one made for the Earth relay, but there is no gas in it. The torch was modernized for the spacewalk, we added extra fixing element the strap is to be fixed to so that it will not fly away accidentally”, – Krikalev said.

GCTC Head explained one more time that it is not possible to light the torch either onboard the station or in the open space.

The idea of sending the torch to the ISS came from the Olympic Committee. They say it is a part of Olympic Torch relay but it is not exactly, we’ll deliver the torch to the ISS but no fire either onboard the station or outside it as the fire in space is impossible and fire onboard the station is strictly prohibited by safety rules.

He didn’t reveal the secrets of the forthcoming Olympic Torch Spacewalk ceremony but he mentioned that during this ceremony the torch will make several orbits around the Earth. “On November 11 the Torch returns to the Earth with Fyodor Yurchikhin’s crew” – Krikalev stated.

comments

More from this category:
_khKeUezqxk
July 16, 2014

World’s first joint space project uniting different countries started 39 years ago. The ground for Soyuz-Apollo experimental project was laid on 26-27 October, 1970, when…

full story
4036167878
September 29, 2015

Space industry specialists completed general assembling of Soyuz-U booster and Progress M-29M cargo vehicle to be launched on October 1, 19.49, Moscow time. “Technical authorities…

full story
nq0iDVSxZVU
April 27, 2015

At 09.41, Moscow time. April 25, 2015, Progress M-25M cargo vehicle undocked from the station. On Apil 26, at 15.08, Moscow time, according to the…

full story
ProgrM-23M-launch
April 10, 2014

Soyuz-U booster with Progress M-23M cargo vehicle was launched to the ISS from Baikonur spaceport on April 9 at 19.26 Moscow time, – Roscosmos representative…

full story
487458c6908c79ade72f301015fcb398
October 6, 2014

On Saturday Progress M-27 cargo vehicle was delivered to Baikonur spaceport. Today RSC Energia and Yuzhny Space Centre specialists unloaded the vehicle and installed it…

full story
1043402911
January 13, 2016

NASA astronaut Scott Tingle and JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai started their preflight trainings in Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City, Moscow region. “I am…

full story
Khrunichev
December 3, 2013

Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a decree on creation of United Rocket and Space Corporation on the basis of JSC “Scientific research institute for space…

full story
1012146331
June 17, 2014

ISS crew replaced food heating block that caused smoke pollution onboard the ISS on June 10, RSC Energia representative reported. On Tuesday last week cosmonaut…

full story