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Photo-201311060025hq
International Space Station Imagery
Soyuz launch pad
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201311060025hq (6 Nov. 2013) --- A sign for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics is seen at the Soyuz launch pad a day ahead of the scheduled launch of Expedition 38 Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA, Nov. 6, 2013 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The rocket is adorned with the logo of the Sochi Olympic Organizing Committee and other related artwork to commemorate the launch of the Olympic torch with the crew for a four-day visit to the station. The torch will return to Earth with another trio of station residents on Nov. 11, Kazakh time, and will be part of the torch relay that ends with the lighting of the flame at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia Feb. 7 to mark the opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Curator: JSC PAO Web Team | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 11/12/2013
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