Throw a bunch of geckos in a satellite they said, nothing will go wrong they said.

Russian scientists put five geckos into a satellite and sent it into space. Why? So they could study their mating habits in zero gravity. I think I saw a porno like that once. They also put some plants and insects on the satellite as well.

"The biological experiments started as soon as the satellite was launched," Institute press secretary Oleg Voloshin told RIA Novosti on Thursday. "The scientific equipment used for the experiments operates properly. We receive the telemetry data from the spacecraft and analyze it. … The current tasks have so far been fulfilled."

After a few orbits around the planet, the satellite began not listening to commands from mission control. They are still able to monitor the geckos, just not bring home the satellite. They are going to let the mission resume its 60 day course and then find a way to retrieve it. So you go little geckos, keep boning, for science.