Russian scientists are training geckos to go into space aboard a research satellite:
“Geckos don’t need much special training because of their particular way of life — they are not badly fitted to extreme conditions,” [the spokesman] said. “Even under effects of unusual gravity changes, you see that they don’t care where they run, on the floor, wall or ceiling.”
We already know they’re great at selling insurance. Will they be equally great as space explorers?
If William Shatner’s career is any guide, probably so.
[Thanks to Janice Gelb for the link.]