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Iran Looks To Launch Second Monkey Into Space
2013-10-14 13:12:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a report from an Iranian newspaper, Iran is planning to send its second monkey into space within a month. A Sunday report in Jomhuri Eslami, a conservative-leaning daily paper, quoted the deputy head of the Iranian Space Agency as saying the scheduled launch of a primate is part of Iran’s plans to send a manned mission into space in 2018. Earlier this year, the Islamic Republic said it had successfully launched a monkey...

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...

2013-02-22 12:22:04

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC urged world powers to stand firm in next week's talks with Iran, after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued a new report confirming that more advanced uranium enrichment machines have been installed at the Natanz facility. Iran last month notified the IAEA about its Natanz plans, a move the U.S. called "a provocative step." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The new IAEA report comes just days...

2013-01-31 16:25:38

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is urging the international community to respond firmly to Iran's latest plans to accelerate its uranium enrichment. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) In a letter to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Tehran announced that it will install advanced uranium enrichment machines at its Natanz facility. The IAEA released today the letter Iran sent January 23. "Could it be any clearer that Iran is...

2012-11-19 16:20:15

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded $12.6 million to colleges and universities to conduct research and technology development in areas important to the agency's mission. In addition to research and technology development, the awards enable faculty development and support higher education students. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The selections are part of NASA's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR....

2012-11-01 19:22:06

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) today announced that they will co-host a high-level symposium in Beijing November 4-6, 2012. The U.S.-China Symposium on State-of-Science Cancer Research and Future Directions for Global Collaboration will bring together leading cancer researchers from the United States and China in an attempt to launch an actionable roadmap for international...

2012-09-27 10:23:32

Localized program will enable more effective and efficient use of tax dollars HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced the 20 counties selected to participate in the Human Services Block Grant, a new and innovative program that transforms how the state works with counties to distribute funding for human services. "Recognizing that counties need flexibility to fund their human services programs in a way that best serves their...

2012-09-13 14:24:58

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) resolution censuring Iran "is yet another strong rebuke of Tehran for defiantly ignoring the UN nuclear watchdog," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "Overwhelming support for the IAEA measure demonstrates international unity on confronting Iran's nuclear program." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The IAEA Board of Governors passed the resolution today...

2012-08-31 06:22:04

NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest report of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is another stark reminder that Iran is accelerating its drive for nuclear-weapons capability. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "In light of this latest report, the international community must conclude the painfully obvious and redouble its efforts to bring maximum pressure on the Iranian regime," said AJC Executive Director David...

2012-06-25 06:25:08

NEW YORK, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomed EU confirmation that prohibitions on importing Iranian oil will go into effect, as scheduled, on July 1. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The EU had adopted the sanctions in January, but gave the 27 member states nearly six months to make alternative arrangements for purchasing oil. Responding to concerns in a few European countries, the EU met today to confirm the earlier decision. "Full...