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

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.

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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.

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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.

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2009-02-03 12:05:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that Iran has launched its first domestically made satellite into orbit.

2008-09-25 06:00:25

The Iranian president has said that Iran will soon launch a 16- engine rocket carrying satellites into space.

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.

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.

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.

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2008-08-21 13:20:00

Just days after Iran put a dummy satellite in orbit, state television reported on Thursday the Islamic Republic’s plans to send a manned rocket into space in the next 10 years.

2008-08-21 06:00:51

Text of unattributed news report headlined "Head of country's aerospace organization reports production of several more satellites in the next two years" published by Iranian newspaper Keyhan website on 19 August While describing the details of the successful launch of the Iranian satellite-carrying rocket, and the objectives of the launch, the head of the State Aerospace Organization has said: The satellite launcher had been designed to be placed in the LEO [abbreviation in English in the...


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.