Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:52 AM
Bosonic (2,744 posts)
Iran launches monkey into space: state news agency
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Iran has successfully launched a live monkey into space, the state news agency IRNA said on Monday, touting it as an advance in a missile and space program that has alarmed the West and Israel.
There was no independent confirmation of the report, which quoted a defense ministry statement. It said the launch coincided "with the days of" the Prophet Mohammad's birthday last week but gave no date.
IRNA said the monkey was sent into space on a Kavoshgar rocket. The rocket reached a height of more than 120 km (75 miles) and "returned its shipment intact", IRNA reported.
The Islamic Republic's state-run, English-language Press TV said the monkey was retrieved alive.
Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/28/us-iran-space-idUSBRE90R0DV20130128
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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:45 PM
Mosby (4,351 posts)
7. Are there still posters here who think that the Iranian nuclear program is peaceful?
Seems like no amount of evidence is sufficient.
That's OK though, Israel will deal with it just like Iraq and Syria.