Iran Says It Will Send Monkey into Space in 2012 (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu 03/26/12)
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Iran, whose population is one-third of that of the United States,
claims it will send a monkey into space this year. It also has
recently said it has found a nano-medicine cure for cancer and a
generic drug to treat multiple sclerosis.
As recently as two months ago, Tehran said it was putting a hold on
the project to send a monkey into space by 2020.
Now, Hamid Fazeli, director of the Iranian Space Agency, says the
monkey will be sent into space by August of this year.
“This is actually a prelude to preparing Iran for sending a human
astronaut into space before 2021,” Fazeli told the official
government IRNA news agency.
Fazeli said that Iranian scientists are coming up with a new bio-
capsule as un upgrade to one launched into space last winter.
The number of technological and military advances in Iran has soared
in recent months. The Ahmadinejad regime claimed to have tested a
long-range missile that can reach U.S. bases in the Middle East as
well as Israel, but wire services quoted analysts as saying that the
film of the launch appeared to be of a rocket with far less range.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 03/26/12)
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