Although I found an earlier thread about this, here
, that thread was about their first
attempt. I apologize if there is a current thread.
Iran isn't a country with a high profile in space tourism – but that could soon change. On Wednesday, the Iran Space Agency (ISA) announced its
intention to launch a live Rhesus monkey into space. But can it bring the animal back?
It is not the first time Iran has shown interest in launching animals into orbit. In 2010, the ISA's Kavoshgar-3 rocket carried worms, a mouse
and two turtles as passengers. More significantly, the animals were reportedly safely returned to Earth.
Link to full story.
Now they say that the other animals were reportedly safely returned to Earth. I have seen no articles backing this claim up nor have I seen any
saying that the monkey will be brought back.
This no doubt will be picked up on, if successful, and be used against them as this technology could be used for:
. "This launch would be a major milestone in a military sense. Iran, like many other spacefaring nations, is developing a space programme not
only for the sake of prestige but also for national security reasons."
...from the same article.