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2014-08-28 08:24:53

LONDON, August 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week's impeachment of Reza Faraji-Dana as President Rouhani's science minister is a reminder as to how weak his government can be in the face of dealing with the pressure of Iran's fundamentalist political factions, as well as revealing the depth of these factions' attempts to bring back their despised police state rule. Among the many electioneering slogans that Rouhani pursued in his presidential campaign last year, "ending...

Iran's Next Astronaut Will Be A Persian Cat
2013-09-17 08:18:31

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Iran is looking to the Persian cat as their next space explorer, according to the country’s official news agency, the IRNA. The aptly named cat would follow a gray-tufted monkey that was allegedly launched into space at the beginning of the year. The IRNA says Iran should blast the cat into space by the end of the Iranian year, or March 21. Mohammad Ebrahimi, an Iranian senior space official, told the state-run paper the...

Iran Opens Space Monitoring Center
2013-06-10 11:09:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Iran just got one step closer to outer space with this weekend´s announcement that they´ve set up a “Space Monitoring Center” near Tehran. The nation has said they plan to use the center to monitor satellite activity as well as perform research into space and monitor what happens in their own country. Given the long-running tension between the US and Iran, some officials are reportedly worried that this...

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Talks Of Being Iran's First Astronaut
2013-02-05 05:31:57

After reports emerged of Iran obviously trying to cover-up the fact the monkey it launched into space recently did not make it safely back from its trip to space, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is now saying he wishes to be the country's first astronaut. The monkey launch has been heralded as a farce by media outlets, after Iran showed pictures of two separate monkeys, both before and after the alleged launch, but claiming it to be the same monkey. The original monkey featured a mole on...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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