The Olympic torch has arrived in outer space, and you can watch two cosmonauts take it out on a spacewalk, right here.
If you live on the West Coast, you are going to have to wake up early to enjoy the show. Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos will be venturing out of the International Space Station with the torch in hand at 6:30 a.m. PST.
There will be a brief photo opp, and then they will return the torch to the ISS. Next they will take care of items such as relocating a foot restraint for use on future spacewalks and getting the ISS ready for a new high-resolution camera system.
The whole spacewalk is expected to last about six hours. NASA Television's coverage of the spacewalk will begin at 9 a.m. and we'll be streaming it right here.
The torch's stay on the ISS will be short. It arrived on Thursday aboard a Soyuz spacecraft, along with three new ISS crew members -- NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, Japan's Koichi Wakata and Russia's Mikhail Tyurin.
And the torch will leave on Sunday, also aboard a Soyuz spacecraft, with Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos, Karen Nyberg of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency, who are ending their stay in space.
The torch's stint in space is one of the most dramatic stops on its journey from Olympia, Greece, to Sochi, Russia, where it will be used to light the Olympic flame at the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics on Feb. 7.
Of course, the torch will not be lit on the spacewalk because there is no air in space.
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