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The US has Astronauts, Russia has Cosmonauts?
What will Irans be called?
I guess the LOLs have started already...
edit on 14-12-2013 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I have never seen a hint of evidence to show that Iran should be denied power, they have not started a war in over 100 year I believe? (correct me if I am wrong) The only reason is because they are buddies with Hezbollah and they overthrew the Shah (American puppet) in the 70's
Good on Iran, I hope they have a better future than what NATO has planned for them.
On January 28, 2013, AFP and Sky News reported that Iran sent a monkey in a "Pishgam" rocket to a height of 72 miles (116 km) and retrieved "shipment". The Iranian media gave no details on the timing or location of the launch. After the launch there were many doubts as to the veracity of the Iranian claims, since the before and after flight pictures clearly showed different monkeys. The doubt and confusion was caused due to the publishing of an archive photo from 2011 by the Iranian Student News Agency (ISNA). According to Jonathan McDowell, a Harvard astronomer, "They just mixed that footage with the footage of the 2013 successful launch." On December 14, 2013, AFP and BBC reported that Iran again sent a monkey to space and safely returned that monkey from space.