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      Housekeeping tasks on tap for Russian spacewalkers

      (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A couple of housekeeping tasks are on tap for a pair of spacewalking Russian astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

      They ventured out Monday morning to set a nanosatellite loose for research purposes.

      It weighs barely two pounds and holds a camera that will be aimed at Earth.

      Meanwhile, American spacewalks remain on hold.

      NASA hoped to resume spacewalks this month after a year-long investigation, but delayed them until fall to get fresh spacesuit batteries on board.

      They'll be delivered next month.

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