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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The Soyuz TMA-11M rocket is launched with Expedition 38 Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA and Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency onboard at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on November 7, 2013. The Olympic torch was launched with the crew of Expedition 38 to the International Space Station. It will be passed from one module to the next and will go on its first spacewalk on November 9 with two Russian cosmonauts as part of its international relay. UPI/Carla Cioffi/NASA
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