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Iran Successful In Space Monkey Mission
2013-01-28 14:34:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Iran has successfully sent a monkey into space aboard a bio-capsule, opening up the gateway for the country to eventually send man into space. The space capsule, Pishgam, was launched on Monday on the birthday anniversary of Prophet Mohammad. Reports broke on January 15 when the director of Iran Space Agency (ISA) Hamid Fazeli highlighted a plan to send animals into space as part of a larger project to eventually send humans....

Iran Plans Another Attempt Sending Monkeys Into Space
2013-01-16 13:32:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Iran's Space Organization chief Hamid Fazeli told news agencies that the country will be trying to send a live monkey into space before mid-February. Fazeli told the Mehr news agency that the final tests for launching the capsule, carrying monkeys, have been completed. He said the launch would take place during a holiday period starting January 31, which is the 34th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution. The monkeys...

2011-03-17 11:45:58

Iran has raised its space ambitions by announcing the launch of a "life capsule" designed to carry a monkey, despite concerns by the West of its true intentions. With little fanfare, the Iranian Space Agency launched the Kavoshgar-4 rocket on March 15, the official IRNA news agency said, citing the president's office. The launch of a monkey into orbit has been touted by Iranian officials as the first step of sending a man into space by 2020. Omid, the name of the first Iranian-made...

2010-02-03 13:29:44

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Wednesday that Iran had successfully launched a research rocket carrying a mouse, two turtles and worms into space, The Associated Press reported. The Iranian president said the feat demonstrated that Iran could defeat the West in the battle of technology, as he unveiled the model of a light booster rocket that is being built and three new, Iranian-built satellites, touted as the latest achievements in the country's ambitious space program. But...

2009-04-26 14:43:24

Comedian Omid Djalili said during a recent TV conference that BBC3 chief Danny Cohen is ill-equipped to control the British TV channel, an attendee says. Attendees said the 10-minute verbal barrage from the Iranian comedian, who was born in Britain, came after Cohen, who is Jewish, criticized a joke Djalili made that focused around Jewish stereotypes, The Mail on Sunday said. An unidentified guest at the BBC Comedy Forum where the conflict took place said Djalili, 43, appeared to get angry at...

2009-03-29 07:00:00

Google announced Thursday that it plans to cut nearly 200 marketing and sales jobs from its international operations. Google's rapid growth resulted in some job duplications and the company "over-invested" in some areas, Google senior vice president of sales and business development Omid Kordestani said. However, one day later Google announced it is hiring enough people to fill about 360 jobs including everyone from software engineers to sales and marketing positions, to one opening for a...

2009-02-03 12:05:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that Iran has launched its first domestically made satellite into orbit.Ahmadinejad said the launch had been successful and stated that Iran had "officially achieved a presence in space".State TV reported that the satellite was carried on a Safir-2 rocket and is meant for telecommunication and research purposes.However, an official from the U.S. state department said the launch was of "great concern" and could lead to ballistic missile...

2008-08-29 06:00:45

Text of report by North Korean satellite TV on 27 August According to a news report, Iran recently successfully conducted a test launch of the satellite-carrier rocket, Safir, in the presence of the [Iranian] president. This country's Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics issued a statement to say that through this test launch, Iran paved the road for putting its first satellite into orbit on its own and stated that this rocket was manufactured by Iranian technicians. [Video...

2008-08-29 06:00:18

Text of report by unidentified correspondent headlined "In the presence of the president, space was conquered by Iran's "Safir Omid" [Ambassador of hope]" published by Iranian newspaper Javan on 18 August The pioneer experts of our country launched a test flight of the satellite ["Safir-e Omid"] carrier rocket on the night of the Holy Mehdi birthday in the presence of the president, and paved the way for sending the satellite into the orbit of earth. According to Iranian Students News...

2008-08-25 09:01:30

Iran to launch first telecom satellite soon: president TEHRAN, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Saturday that his country is to send its first remote sensing telecommunication satellite into space in the near future, local Press TV satellite channel reported. Ahmadinejad made the announcement in an address in the city of Arak, capital of Iran's central province of Markaz. "The Islamic Republic has now developed the technology to build satellites and...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'