Olympic Torch arrives at the ISS

Expedition 38 Soyuz Rollout (201311050032HQ)

Source: NASA HQ Photo

The Expedition 38 crew arrived at the International Space Station at 7:44am EST Thursday carrying the Olympic torch for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. The crew is comprised of NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin and JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata. Check out the launch and docking videos below.

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