January 28, 2013
Iran Sent a Monkey Into Space

Iran claims that it sent a living organism into space for the first time ever, without help from any other countries—and brought it back alive. Iran’s state controlled media announced the news this morning, without giving much detail, but had previously announced last month that a specially designed “bio-capsule” would soon be launched on one of their Kavoshgar (Explorer) 5 rockets, as a “prelude to sending humans into space.”
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

Iran Sent a Monkey Into Space

Iran claims that it sent a living organism into space for the first time ever, without help from any other countries—and brought it back alive. Iran’s state controlled media announced the news this morning, without giving much detail, but had previously announced last month that a specially designed “bio-capsule” would soon be launched on one of their Kavoshgar (Explorer) 5 rockets, as a “prelude to sending humans into space.”

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

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    Who says the 1950s are history? Iran just launched a monkey into space! America did this in 1959: WHEEEEEEEEEEEE!
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    I feel like….no.
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