Russia confirms death of five geckos on space sex mission
Pierce Myers
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Russia's space agency on Monday confirmed that five geckos, launched into space for an experiment on weightlessness and sexual behavior, have died. The federal space agency released a statement saying the landing apparatus of the Photon-M satellite had returned to earth as planned, falling into Russia's Orenburg region at 1.18pm Moscow time, and that the entire herpetological crew had perished at some point during their odyssey.

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