2013: The Year in Space (52 images)

Top photos of 2013 for the year in space news and exploration.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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Expedition 38 Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, holding the Olympic torch, Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA top, wave farewell prior to boarding the Soyuz TMA-11M rocket for launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, November 7, 2013. The Olympic torch will have a four-day visit to the International Space Station. Tyurin, Mastracchio, and, Wakata will spend the next six months aboard the International Space Station. UPI/Bill Ingles/NASA
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