Russia to send Olympic torch to space

Russia who will be hosting 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi has announced to send an unlit Olympic torch into space.
The Russian Federal Space Agency will take the torch to the Soyuz TMA-11M manned spaceship in early November 2013 as part of the four-month torch relay. Once it reaches space, Russian cosmonauts Sergei Ryazansky and Oleg Kotov will take the Olympic torch on a spacewalk. It will be first event of its kind.