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IPFS News Link • Space Travel and Exploration

Russian official: Olympic torch may be 'fired into space'

• Terrence Aym
It's something the ancient Greeks could have only wished for: the Olympic torch being carried to the gods in Olympus and being lit by Apollo, the sun god. Now, Russia may fulfill the Greek's ultimate Olympic dream. Vitaly Davydov, deputy head of Russia's Federal Space Agency admitted he is intrigued with the idea of carrying the Olympic torch into space where it would be briefly taken aboard the orbiting International Space Station (ISS).