Iran to launch live monkey into space
Tucson Centetinel
16-Jun-2011 (4 comments)
Country planning to send animal on its Kavoshgar-5 rocket

Iran, which has reportedly sent a monkey doll into space, plans to launch a live monkey aboard its Kavoshgar-5 rocket this summer, according to state television.

The Kavoshgar-5 rocket will be launched between July 23 and August 23,
with a capsule carrying a monkey to an altitude of 74 miles, said Hamid
Fazeli, head of Iran's Space Organization.

Iran first put a satellite into orbit in 2009, and has outlined an ambitious space program in the face of Western concerns.

In February, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
unveiled a space capsule designed to carry a live monkey into space,
along with prototypes of home-built satellites the country hopes to
launch in 2012, Agence France-Presse reports.

Fazeli has touted the launch of a large animal into space as the first
step toward sending a man into space, which Tehran said it is aiming to
do by 2020, AFP reports.

Iran launched its Kavoshgar-4 rocket in March, but there were no live
animals on board, accor... >>>

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Soosan Khanoom

Better late than never

by Soosan Khanoom on

Iran's first space-monkey would follow in the footsteps of space pioneers like Ham, the chimpanzee launched into space by the United Sates on January 31, 1961 some fifty years ago. 

This is a good news ... We should feel good about it regardless who is in power ...... 





by Truthseeker9 on



Monkey Business!

by Faramarz on

I can see how the poor monkey will go up into the sky. But how would the monkey come back and where and how would he land?

It is another one of those miracles of the IR Regime! I am sure that in due time, after the monkey launch, they will produce a happy monkey on Press TV talking nonstop about his experience, in monkey language of course!


Great news

by Simorgh5555 on

This will mean the world will see the last of Ahmadi Nejad as he is rocketed out of orbit. Send bim some bananas on the way.