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Iran Fires Monkey Into Space…
« on: December 14, 2013, 01:09:39 PM »
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    (CNN) – Iran says it has sent a monkey into space for the second time, representing the nation’s latest step toward sending humans into space.

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted about it Saturday.

    “In total, this is the 2nd monkey sent into space & returned in perfect health to #Iran. I congratulate the Leader, scientists & the nation,” Rouhani said.

    The launch was part of the nation’s national Research Week, Iranian state news agency IRNA said.

    The monkey’s name is Fargam, a combination of two Farsi words “auspicious” and “luck.” Fargam was launched 75 miles (120 kilometers) up into space and back in the 15-minute mission, IRNA reported.

    Iran made a similar announcement in January, saying then that it had launched the first monkey into space, strapped snugly into a rocket, and returned it safely to Earth.

    That announcement was met by skepticism by some.


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Re: Iran Fires Monkey Into Space…
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2013, 01:21:37 PM »
It's a Patas monkey. Weighs about 3lbs, tops.

Our University rocket club lobbed a 10 lb instrument package up 100 miles and recovered it with no damage (well, there was a bit of damage to the house it landed on) back in the early 70's.
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Re: Iran Fires Monkey Into Space…
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2013, 06:41:26 PM »
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Re: Iran Fires Monkey Into Space…
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2013, 06:43:38 PM »
Iran, welcome to the early 1960s.
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Re: Iran Fires Monkey Into Space…
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2013, 07:07:45 PM »
Iran, welcome to the early 1960s.
Worth knowing what they are doing, and what they are capable of. Would be wise to get somebody besides the CIA to do this, given the ineptitude of ou7r CIA; which missed the USSR's collapse, missed 9/11/2001, etc.
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Re: Iran Fires Monkey Into Space…
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2013, 09:02:16 PM »
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Re: Iran Fires Monkey Into Space…
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2013, 03:40:47 AM »
Oh!  I thought maybe the "war hero", John "Lurch" Kerry, was in Iran visiting his friends and offered to be the monkey for the mission. :da man:
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Re: Iran Fires Monkey Into Space…
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2013, 08:35:11 AM »
Hmmmm.....never thought about it....a monkey that can understand Farsi.


Oh well, I guess if Barack can do it, a monkey can do it too! 
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Re: Iran Fires Monkey Into Space…
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2013, 11:57:44 AM »
Hmmmm.....never thought about it....a monkey that can understand Farsi.


Oh well, I guess if Barack can do it, a monkey can do it too! 

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