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Second Monkey Travels Safely To Space And Back, Iran Reports

by Elizabeth Howell December 16, 2013

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Iran’s space program reportedly launched its second monkey into space on a 15-minute flight on Saturday (Dec. 14). Reports from the Islamic Republic News Agency said the ballistic flight reached as high as 75 miles (120 kilometers). That’s just beyond the Karman […]

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Iran Releases Plans for Manned Spacecraft

by Nancy Atkinson August 29, 2013

After Iran launched a monkey in a suborbital rocket earlier this year, they are now setting their sights on sending humans to orbit, according to the Iranian news agency ISNA. The news release says researchers at the University of Haj Nasir “have designed and built a manned spacecraft,” but only images of basic designs were […]

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Iran Launches a Monkey on a Suborbital Rocket

by Nancy Atkinson January 29, 2013

According to Iran state media, Iran launched a suborbital rocket last week with a passenger aboard: a monkey. A gray tufted monkey survived the flight, riding inside an “indigenous bio-capsule” which was recovered after the flight. While the US and other nations are worried that Iran’s real goal is to have a nuclear missile program, […]

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Strait of Hormuz Shot from the International Space Station – World Strategic Flashpoint

by Ken Kremer January 14, 2012

A beautiful and peaceful Christmas-time picture of The Strait of Hormuz was shot from the International Space Station (ISS) soaring some 250 miles (400 kilometers) overhead on Christmas Eve, 24 Dec 2011. Today, the economically vital Strait of Hormuz is a ‘Flashpoint of Tension’ between Iran and the US and much of the rest of […]

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