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posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 04:43 AM
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Tehran conducts missile tests as Iranian space agency announces proposed mission to launch monkey into orbit.


Iran has unveiled the next stage of its space programme, saying it is going to send a monkey into space next month.

Five monkeys were undergoing tests before one was to be selected for the flight on board a Kavoshgar-5 rocket, the head of Iran's space agency was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency on Monday.

Animals have a long history of space travel.



In 1948, NASA began putting monkeys aboard its rockets. Most of them died and are still considered the unsung heroes of the space race



Farouk Baz, a director of space research at Boston University, told Al Jazeera that Iran's announcement was intended to showcase Iran's homegrown space industry.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, said last August that Iran planned to send a man into space by 2017.

A spokesman said the war games tested long, medium and short-range missile capability on ground and sea targets.

Last week, Iran launched its second domestically built satellite into orbit, the Rasad 1 (Observation), which it said was for transmitting images and weather forecasts.

Western countries are concerned that the long-range ballistic technology used to propel Iranian satellites into orbit could be used to launch atomic warheads.

Tehran denies such suggestions and says its nuclear work is purely for peaceful use.

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posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 04:49 AM
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Thus we have the real reason for the underground missile silos. To begin launching monkeys into space. Its the equivalent of the Nasa Discovery launches, but with Middle Eastern low tech.
See how this innocent use has been twisted into being a threat to Irans' neighbours. If we are to avert war in the area, all countries now, need to send ermergency supplies of monkeys to keep the launchers active.
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posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 04:58 AM
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I didn't know Iran had monkeys
besides the obvious ones in power.
Such a waste of a monkey.



posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 05:51 AM
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Iran's domestic scientific advancement has increased in pace and I'm really proud of the people, and some of the leaders who have increased focus on Education and Sciences.

This is great news, an example which other nations in the area should follow, education and domestic technological advancements, rather than buying them tailer made.



posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 02:33 PM
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So that's how the political/religious unrest in Iran will be settled by the Ayatollah: Ahmadinejad is to be launched into space.

Sounds great in concept...



posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 02:50 PM
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This is one of those times when you wished you had a newspaper from the '50's and '60's.

This is about the same stuff the Russians were saying about the U S space program.

Of course, they were doing the same things but for "peaceful purposes".

Many times what you see depends upon where you are standing.

And, we all know we need to keep an eye on those "Persians", it was only about a thousand years ago when they invaded their nieghbors.
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posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 03:58 PM
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I found the Monkey





posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 08:21 AM
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Originally posted by hdutton
This is one of those times when you wished you had a newspaper from the '50's and '60's.

This is about the same stuff the Russians were saying about the U S space program.

Of course, they were doing the same things but for "peaceful purposes".

Many times what you see depends upon where you are standing.

And, we all know we need to keep an eye on those "Persians", it was only about a thousand years ago when they invaded their nieghbors.
edit on 28-6-2011 by hdutton because: after thought


Why do people bring up old nations when it pertains to new era countries?
Doesn't make sense, at all.






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