After a tense few days, Russia has regained control of a satellite full of biological experiments, including one to test how geckos mate in space. Yep, sex, space and geckos.
The satellite contained four females — and one lucky male — as part of a study on sex in zero gravity. But after just a few days in orbit, the craft began failing to respond to commands from the ground. (Via Russian Federal Space Agency, Al Jazeera)
That meant, unless control was re-established, the geckos would just stay up there mating in space until they ran out of food and the satellite crashed back down to Earth. (Via Tambako The Jaguar / CC BY-ND 2.0)