In Brief: NASA announces June 1 ISS spacewalk

May 24, 2006
The International Space Station

NASA has announced some details of a scheduled June 1 spacewalk by the 13th International Space Station crew.

The five-hour, 30-minute spacewalk is set to begin at 6:40 p.m. EDT June 1, officials said Tuesday. It would be the first of two spacewalks for Expedition 13 Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineer Jeff Williams during their six-month mission.

Clad in Russian Orlan space suits, Vinogradov and Williams will install a new valve on the Zvezda Service Module for the station's Russian-made oxygen-generation system. They'll also collect experiments and install a new TV camera on the station's rail car system.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: Image: Orion crew module at the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building, Kennedy Space Center

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