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Submission + - Iran Plans To Put A Monkey Into Space (physorg.com)

arisvega writes: Iran plans to send a live monkey into space in the summer, the country's top space official said after the launch of the Rassad-1 satellite, state television reported on its website on Thursday.
"The Kavoshgar-5 rocket will be launched during the month of Mordad (July 23 to August 23) with a 285-kilogramme capsule carrying a monkey to an altitude of 120 kilometres (74 miles)," said Hamid Fazeli, head of Iran's Space Organisation. No mentioning on retrieving the monkey, though.

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Iran Plans To Put A Monkey Into Space

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What this country needs is a good five cent ANYTHING!