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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:52 AM

Iran launches monkey into space: state news agency

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Source: Reuters

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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Bosonic Jan 2013 OP
KansDem Jan 2013 #1
Fearless Jan 2013 #2
cosmicone Jan 2013 #3
Enrique Jan 2013 #4
magic59 Jan 2013 #5
Marrah_G Jan 2013 #6
Mosby Jan 2013 #7

Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:58 AM

1. Now we know where he is...

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:27 PM

2. That poor state news agency!

I hope they get along with the monkey!

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 02:22 PM

3. They finally found a use for GW Bush! n/t

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 02:50 PM

4. welcome back. so how did it go?

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:32 PM

5. I'm so happy Sarah Palin found a new job so quick after being fired from fox snooze

 

She can probably see Russia from her spacecraft window.

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Response to magic59 (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:36 PM

6. +1

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:45 PM

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.





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