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posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 08:15 AM
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Iran planning to send astronaut into space


www.presstv.ir

After a series of breakthroughs in space research and technology, Iran sets the wheels turning on plans to send its first astronaut into orbit.

Iran's Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Reza Taqipour, said Wednesday that scientists are exploring ways to implement preliminary plans to launch a manned mission into space.

Earlier in February, Iran went down in history for placing its domestically-made satellite into orbit and thus joining a small group of countries that...
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posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 08:15 AM
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Iran is definitely capable. I don't see how the US and Israel plan on being successful in attacking these folks.

I guess the US and Israel are thinking that if it gets too hot in the oven, just pull out the nukes. Unfortunately, I don't think that's going to set the right precedent.

Or maybe that's why they want to attack Iran, to take over before they put a dude in space and see some aliens?? Hey, relax, I'm just thinking aloud...


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posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 08:16 AM
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Good for Iran i hope they make it.

And i hope many more follow in the footstep's.

Take care.

Regards
Lee




posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 08:23 AM
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gees, do they really have electricity there ?



posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 08:43 AM
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Israel hasn't got the capabiltiy to launch humans in to space they have to launch there men on US or Russian launchers if Iran succeeds in this what will Israel ( with his high tech ) do.. will they also try to get this kind of capability ?
middle east space race and an asian space race and the government vs commercial space race ,, great thing for mankind al this going to space :p its better then spending money on attacking eachother.. better unite and stand as one ,, ( doesn't mean we aren't supose to invest in defence and weapon platforms as we might encounter hostile alien forces )
Maybe Iran and its ayatollahs can go to a foreign body in outer space and stay there with there religious facist mind control and let other people alone and free .
maybe something looking in we have dozens of moons around saturn and jupiter one for every religion to inhabit leaving earth as religion free and neutral for all religions .

but as I said first what would Israels reaction be that is my bigest question.



posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 08:55 AM
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So let's look at the bigger picture: satellite in orbit- satellite weight a hundred kg, give or take... person in orbit- capsule weighing several thousand kg, give or take (life support, structure itself, person, suit), larger rocket for more thrust, additional fuel for larger rocket, etc.

An inference could be made between being able to place a human in orbit and building an intercontinental ballistic missle. Do the first, and you have a launch vehicle for a high-yield explosive device, capable of reaching anywhere in the world.



posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 09:20 AM
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Originally posted by abecedarian
An inference could be made between being able to place a human in orbit and building an intercontinental ballistic missle. Do the first, and you have a launch vehicle for a high-yield explosive device, capable of reaching anywhere in the world.


That's what I thought. What the Iranians are saying in a "nice" way is "we have the technology to build ICBMs"

The Iranians obviously feel threatened and are doing their best to make themselves less liable to attack. Any country would think twice before attacking a country with the whole gamut of nuclear weapons.



posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 09:30 AM
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Anybody remember the Soviet Fractional Orbital Bombardment System (FOBS)? If you can put a man into orbit, you can build a FOBS. If you can put it into a Polar orbit, you can strike anywhere in the world. I do not trust Iran. I believe that within a few years Iran will prove me right. I would rather see a limited strike on their weapons facilities now, than the retaliation that will occur when my mistrust is proven correct.



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 05:10 PM
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Originally posted by angelx666

gees, do they really have electricity there ?


Damn that's ignorant.

I feel I must deny you.

Of course they have electricity.

They are a modern country with all the modern amenities. They do not resemble the stone age in any way.



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 05:42 PM
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I found a video of their preliminary test flight, check it out. It is confidential though.



A little more oomph, and that guys orbiting the planet!



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 06:19 PM
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After a series of breakthroughs in space research and technology, Iran sets the wheels turning on plans to send its first astronaut into orbit.


should read


After Russia gave Iran a bunch of equipment, documents, and other information, Iran sets the wheels turning on plans to send its first astronaut into orbit.



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 06:24 PM
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Hmmm
I'm no specialist but can this have anything to do with this

U.S. lawmaker ready to push Iran fuel sanctions bill

The bill would impose sanctions on foreign companies that export refined petroleum products, such as gasoline, to Iran or help maintain the country's domestic refining capacity. This would include companies that provide ships or shipping services to transport the fuel, underwrite the shipments and finance or broker the relevant gasoline cargoes.
www.reuters.com...


Iran right now already has so many sanctions as it is on fuel, they can't even make their own gas. This bill would impose even thoughter sanctions on Iran. So how would they visit outer space without rocket fuel?

Don't the russians use uranium instead of rocket fuel?
So with these sanctions how would they visit space?

However there is the below:


• Raising Iran's LEU to higher enrichment levels is a step backwards. Two-thirds of the work to get 90% enriched uranium, the most efficient weapons grade, is accomplished when U235 isotope levels in natural uranium are enriched to Iran's current level of approximately 3%-5%. Further enrichment of Iran's LEU to 19.75% is a significant step in the wrong direction. This is barely under the 20% definition of weapons-grade, highly enriched uranium (HEU). Ironically, Resolution 1887, adopted while Mr. Obama presided over the Security Council last week, calls for converting HEU-based reactors like Iran's to LEU fuel precisely to lower such proliferation risks. We should be converting the Tehran reactor, not refueling it at 19.75% enrichment.

After Geneva, the administration misleadingly stated that once fashioned into fuel rods, the uranium involved could not be enriched further. This is flatly untrue. The 19.75% enriched uranium could be reconverted into uranium hexafluoride gas and quickly enriched to 90%. Iran could also "burn" its uranium fuel (including the Russian LEU available for the Bushehr reactor) and then chemically extract plutonium from the spent fuel to produce nuclear weapons.
online.wsj.com...


I'm no expert but...



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 06:29 PM
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"Dont the Russians use uranium instead of rocket fuel?" What are you talking about? They use rocket fuel to power their reactors or they use uranium in their space craft?


Either way this makes no sense.




Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Hmmm
I'm no specialist but can this have anything to do with this

U.S. lawmaker ready to push Iran fuel sanctions bill

The bill would impose sanctions on foreign companies that export refined petroleum products, such as gasoline, to Iran or help maintain the country's domestic refining capacity. This would include companies that provide ships or shipping services to transport the fuel, underwrite the shipments and finance or broker the relevant gasoline cargoes.
www.reuters.com...


Iran right now already has so many sanctions as it is on fuel, they can't even make their own gas. This bill would impose even thoughter sanctions on Iran. So how would they visit outer space without rocket fuel?

Don't the russians use uranium instead of rocket fuel?
So with these sanctions how would they visit space?

However there is the below:


• Raising Iran's LEU to higher enrichment levels is a step backwards. Two-thirds of the work to get 90% enriched uranium, the most efficient weapons grade, is accomplished when U235 isotope levels in natural uranium are enriched to Iran's current level of approximately 3%-5%. Further enrichment of Iran's LEU to 19.75% is a significant step in the wrong direction. This is barely under the 20% definition of weapons-grade, highly enriched uranium (HEU). Ironically, Resolution 1887, adopted while Mr. Obama presided over the Security Council last week, calls for converting HEU-based reactors like Iran's to LEU fuel precisely to lower such proliferation risks. We should be converting the Tehran reactor, not refueling it at 19.75% enrichment.

After Geneva, the administration misleadingly stated that once fashioned into fuel rods, the uranium involved could not be enriched further. This is flatly untrue. The 19.75% enriched uranium could be reconverted into uranium hexafluoride gas and quickly enriched to 90%. Iran could also "burn" its uranium fuel (including the Russian LEU available for the Bushehr reactor) and then chemically extract plutonium from the spent fuel to produce nuclear weapons.
online.wsj.com...


I'm no expert but...



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 07:40 PM
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• Raising Iran's LEU to higher enrichment levels is a step backwards. Two-thirds of the work to get 90% enriched uranium, the most efficient weapons grade, is accomplished when U235 isotope levels in natural uranium are enriched to Iran's current level of approximately 3%-5%. Further enrichment of Iran's LEU to 19.75% is a significant step in the wrong direction. This is barely under the 20% definition of weapons-grade, highly enriched uranium (HEU). Ironically, Resolution 1887, adopted while Mr. Obama presided over the Security Council last week, calls for converting HEU-based reactors like Iran's to LEU fuel precisely to lower such proliferation risks. We should be converting the Tehran reactor, not refueling it at 19.75% enrichment. After Geneva, the administration misleadingly stated that once fashioned into fuel rods, the uranium involved could not be enriched further. This is flatly untrue. The 19.75% enriched uranium could be reconverted into uranium hexafluoride gas and quickly enriched to 90%. Iran could also "burn" its uranium fuel (including the Russian LEU available for the Bushehr reactor) and then chemically extract plutonium from the spent fuel to produce nuclear weapons. online.wsj.com...


That above was from an article, which reported Iran had agreed to export most of it's Uranium enrichment to several countries, which the way I understood it, went a long way to give what was being demanded?

It's disturbing to see so many people who believe Iran is some kind of backward country it really is, from what I understand they are as modernised as almost any western Nation, it's only the crap they spew out on tv that gives the backward impression.

I say good for them, I hope they get an Astronaut into orbit, and then get on the Moon base projects, perhaps then TPTB, or the big corp will stop trying to tell us we need a war, another bloody war.

It makes no sense at all that they would attack any country they know could obliterate them off the Planet, no sense at all, everything we hear is what TPTB want you me all of us to believe, it's all BS.

Imagine some countries coming and telling us we couldn't have nuclear power because we feel threatened, IMO the eyes should be looking elsewhere for the warmongers wont be that hard to spot if you ask me.



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 08:15 PM
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Well in that case, it is not Isreal that they will attack. If then can put a man in low orbit, then it would not surprise me that they have the capacity to launch a missile at the US and hit a city on the eastern seaboard. But I believe that in this case their intentions are peaceful and for scientific purposes. The better they do, then they can look at 3rd world countries and other muslim nations and point to their accomplishments.



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