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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:31 PM

Confirmed: Ahmadinejad has been sent to space

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/world/middleeast/iran-says-it-sent-monkey-into-space.html?hp



Iran Says It Sent a Monkey Into Space

By ALAN COWELL
Published: January 28, 2013

LONDON — Iranian state television said on Monday that the country’s scientists had succeeded in sending a monkey into space “as a prelude to sending humans.”

Press TV, the state-run satellite broadcaster, said the animal was launched in a space capsule code named Pishgam, or Pioneer.

The development coincided with continued stalemate in the unrelated Western effort to persuade Iran to abandon its nuclear enrichment program, which Western powers maintain is designed to create nuclear weapons technology — an assertion Iran denies.

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Response to srican69 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:33 PM

1. LOL

But seriously...what's in it for the monkey?

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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:35 PM

2. Rich!

 

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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:45 PM

3. "A year earlier, Iran said it sent a mouse, a turtle and worms into space."

The question is, what's going to return once all this genetic material is exposed to cosmic rays? A wormy, mousy, turtle-like monkey? Yuck!

Or maybe they're constructing a space station out of animals? Next month: Grover, the first horse in orbit!

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