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Olympic torch back home from space station

Updated: 2013-11-11 12:07
( Xinhua)

MOSCOW - Sochi Olympic torch is on its way home from space as a Russian space capsule carrying it and three astronauts is heading for Earth after seperating from the International Space Station on Sunday.

The Soyuz capsule undocking from the space station with Russian Fyodor Yurchikhin, American Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano of Italy aboard, is to land on the steppes of Kazakhstan about 3.5 hours after unleashed.

The unlit Olympic torch was brought to the ISS on Thursday when three new crew members arrived. Two Russian crew members took it on a spacewalk Saturday.