"At this very moment, a Russian satellite full of geckos -- (possibly) having sex -- is floating around in space -- and mission control has lost the ability to control it."
"The Foton-M4 research satellite launched on July 19 with five geckos on board. The plan: To observe their mating activities in the zero-gravity conditions of Earth orbit. Several other earthly creatures, including plants and insects, were also placed on board for experiments."
"But shortly after the satellite made its first few orbits, it stopped responding to commands from mission control."
It's clear that the geckos didn't want a gaggle of chattering humans watching them get it on. Pull a few plugs, disconnect some wires, and voila! Sweet privacy!