Iran Vows to Launch Man Into Space in 5-8 Years

Monkey Today – Man Tomorrow
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In this photo, the monkey that was sent into space by Iran on January 27 and was returned safely can be seen after returning to the Earth. (File photo)

The Iran Space Agency stated that Iran’s first manned mission to space would be launched within the next five to eight years.
That will be one brave Iranian.
Press TV reported:

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi says the successful mission of Pishgam (Pioneer) spacecraft, which successfully carried a monkey into space, is the first step for Iran towards sending humans into space.

“Sending a spacecraft and returning it is the first step towards sending humans to space in later stages,” Vahidi said on Monday.

On Monday, Iran launched Pishgam (Pioneer) spacecraft, which took a primate to the altitude of 120 kilometers, and returned it safely to Earth.

Iran is one of the 24 founding members of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, which was set up in 1959.

The Iranian defense minister said Iran would also inaugurate the country’s space observatory, named after Shia’s sixth Imam, Imam Sadeq (PBUH), in February.

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Images of the monkey being prepared for lift-off were shown on Iranian television. (BBC)

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  • bigkahuna

    I thought they just did…. That looked like Mackmood Imadinnerjacket above!

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  • Melanie Hexel

    I sure the first Iranian man will be a “volunteer” as much as the monkey was.

  • moose

    They’ve already accomplished it! According to their twisted ideology, they just send a Jew into space!

  • stuart

    Launching a man into space is no great trick these days. Anyone with a medium range rocket can do it. It’s returning him back to Earth, alive that is the tricky part. My money say’s they can’t pull that off.
    But then again he might survive, after all, if “Allah wills it”. So go for it morons.

  • Economan

    If they pull it off, it’s because they steal the know-how. They didn’t develope it themselves.

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  • CV1

    We’ve had countless people in space and men on the moon…and men who flew around the moon. Russia, many manned space missions.

    Why is it a big damn deal when Irans sends a monkey into space? They are about 60 years behind!

  • greenlight

    Launching a man into space in 5-8 years?! How slow is that rocket going to be traveling? That seems like something that ought to take only a few minutes.

  • cavt

    Must be the result of NASA’s muslim outreach–

  • browncoat

    That’s how they are planning on getting rid of Jews in Israel.

  • CV1

    When we sent a monkey into space it was because we wanted to see if it survived before we sent a human.

    We already know humans can survive in space and we already know how to accomplish it. But I guess the backwards Iranian culture either does not accept help from those who went before them or they simply are techinically slower than us in the smarts department.

    There was no reason to make that poor monkey go into shock.

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  • Lim Lynn

    Hope the rocket launcher had toilet and a huge amount of food and drinks in it. Nobody will want to go to space without any insulated clothing.

  • Charles Bigelow

    If they can call an Islamo-Fascist pig a “man”, will be another achievement in its own right. How he will face Mecca during the space flight, that will be interesting. Spinning around on a carpet like a helicopter to face Mecca while in orbit will be hilarious to watch. Maybe there will be 72 virgins outside the capsule enticing him to open the door too. I guess pigs can fly!

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