July 25, 2014

Russian 'space sex geckos' struggle for survival as their satellite spirals out of control in Earth orbit

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*  A biological experiment launched from Kazakhstan last week is feared lost
*  Ground controllers are unable to communicate with the Foton-M4 satellite
*  On board it has five geckos intended to reproduce and test the effects of microgravity on reproduction
*  But while the animals are alive, the satellite cannot be controlled
*  This means that the planned landing in two months might not be possible