Iranian space program

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Iran: We Launched 2nd Monkey Into Space

But claims are impossible to independently verify

(Newser) - Iran said today it has successfully sent a monkey into space for a second time, part of an ambitious program aimed at manned space flight. Iran's state TV said that the launch of the rocket dubbed Pajohesh, or Research in Farsi, was Iran's first use of liquid fuel... More »

Report: New Launch Site Isn't What Iran Claims

It was likely designed to support ballistic missile testing, say experts

(Newser) - A new launch site in Iran could be used to expand the country's space program ... or something more nefarious. Jane's Intelligence Review has reviewed satellite photos that it says reveal construction of a launch tower and pad and supporting structures about 60 miles northeast of Tehran, Reuters reports.... More »

Iran Launching Monkey Into Space

Second Iranian satellite successfully launched

(Newser) - Iran launched its second satellite into space this week and it plans to follow up by sending a live monkey this summer. The head of Iran's space organization says a capsule containing the monkey will be sent to an altitude of 74 miles by the Kavoshgar-5 rocket, AOL reports.... More »

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