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Iran will send monkey into space in early 2012

24 March, 2012

Noshahr: Head of Iranian Space Agency, Hamid Fazeli, has said that the Iranian shuttle, Kavoshgar-5 (Explorer-5) carrying monkey to space will be launched into space during March-August 2012.

'Kavoshgar-5 will carry a biological capsule containing a monkey into space. This is actually a prelude to preparing Iran for sending a human astronaut into space before 2021,' Fazeli said, IRNA reported.

Referring to the fact that the world will witness further success of Islamic Republic of Iran in the field of launching satellites into space, he pointed out that sending Fajr satellite into space which was postponed in 2011 will take place in 2012.

Noting that only three countries have succeeded so far to send human astronaut into space, Fazeli pointed out that India is considering to send human astronaut into space by 2016.

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Reader Comments:

They should send up their Supreme Leader Khamenei instead.

Shahid Maqsood, Pakistan - 24 March, 2012

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