Iranian Regime Claims Space Monkey Launch a Success (Photos – VIDEO)

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

Iranian Press TV just released this video of their space monkey:

The official Iranian News Service reported today that their space monkey launch last week was a success and that the monkey shipment was returned to Earth intact.
Not likely.
Reuters reported:

Iran has successfully launched a live monkey into space, the state news agency IRNA said on Monday, touting it as an advance in a missile and space program that has alarmed the West and Israel.

There was no independent confirmation of the report, which quoted a defense ministry statement. It said the launch coincided “with the days of” the Prophet Mohammad’s birthday last week but gave no date.

IRNA said the monkey was sent into space on a Kavoshgar rocket. The rocket reached a height of more than 120 km (75 miles) and “returned its shipment intact”, IRNA reported.

The Islamic Republic’s state-run, English-language Press TV said the monkey was retrieved alive.

Iran announced plans in 2011 to send a monkey into space, but that attempt was reported to have failed.

A previous space monkey launch failed in October 2011.

The Iran Space Agency director stated that Iran’s first manned mission to space would be launched within the next five to eight years.

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  • Just a good way to get rid of Imajihads many wives Burka and all…….. The monkey must have been Homosexual….

  • RedBeard

    Well, if the Iranian media say it happened, of course it did. [snort]

  • CT

    Ahmadinejad should be the next monkey they launch into space.

  • Leslie Brillstein

    At a press conference Iran announced a manned flight to the surface of the sun. When reporters asked if the sun wouldn’t be too hot the Iranian spokesman claimed: “We have that figured out. We’ll go at night.”

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  • OldSailor

    Was the monkey Ahmadinijad or one of his Mullah masters?

  • Exile1981

    I call BS, that rocket is a single stage unit on a trailer. If you go to 1:44 in the video and freeze it you can see the trailer is supported by 4 jacks, those jacks are rated for 1500kgs each. So assuming the trailer weighs only a 1500kg the rocket can’t weigh more than 4500kg. Iran has lots of missiles most are variants of foreign designs they reverse engineered. Shahab series missiles are larger than the one pictured in the clip above (they launch from a much larger and heavier launcher). Looking at it I think it’s a Zelzal-2 and it’s the right size and weight, the fin arrangement and nose cone match the Zelzal-2.

    The Zelzal-2 is an UNGUIDED missile and while it has the payload for the poor monkey it certainly didn’t put him in space. There are amateur ( rocket builders in the US that can build rockets with better altitude capabilities.

    This is press-TV trying to do more propaganda, nothing more.

  • Swifty

    I agree that rocket won’t put a poor defenseless monkey in space. Where is PETA on this?

    Also, what’s up with Press TV? Haven’t they heard about moving pictures? What’s up with the series of still pictures that show very little? Are they back in the 1950’s? I’m surprised those stills are in color. lol

  • jb

    #6: that was uncalled for. That monkey is an Iranian citizen.

  • ouldbollix

    And I thought he was just golfing this weekend, turns out he was in space….

  • Just how the hell do they expect you to tell the difference between a monkey and a Iranian citizen, who knows that could have been a manned space flight for all we know…..

  • I was going to say something about Moochie and a new dress but decided against it…..

    This story is just comedy gold……

  • mg4us

    Notice the resemblance to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?

    If he had a son. . .he would like like this Monkey. . .
    Except the Monkey is a higher moral being. . he doesn’t kill for Jihad!

  • Flintstone F.

    What do they mean by “space?”

  • paul52

    Couldn’t have been a female monkey. Imagine stuffing a burkha into a space suit.

  • Neo

    I’m surprised that a bunch of Muslims would send their idea of a “token Jew” into space.

  • RL

    Holy, whatever, and wow – if WTF had a son….

  • Finncrisp

    Ahmadinijad has lost weight. Hope he enjoyed the ride.

  • Finncrisp

    Head line should have read. “Rats launching monkeys into space”

  • Adirondack Patriot

    Upon return to Earth, the female money was promptly stoned to death for failing to wear a veil and exposing too much skin in the presence of her male counterpart.

  • Pat

    Moochie and a new dress comment about made me fall off of the chair laughing

  • JDR-Taq

    They could have just used a kidnapped Jewish kid, and called it a monkey.

    Or an ape. Or a pig.

    I am surprised that they didn’t.

    I was going to not post that, but screw these pansies Musloid “victims”.

  • JDR-Taq

    “OMG You’re insulting a RELIGION! That’s CULTURAL! Which means Morally Good No Matter What! Even if they stone women and hang gays from cranes every day! How insensitive and Reich-Winger of you!”

    God Damn the Progs are insane.

  • Chris W.

    Space monkey! That funky monkey!

  • Lim Lynn

    Hmm…did anyone realize Iran missile is copying the 1st space rocket launch sending monkey to space.

  • Charles Bigelow

    Ahmadinijad in space?? How could he face Mecca while in earth orbit?? The directional calculations alone would crash the computers.

  • greenfairie

    Nah, it’s too good looking to be Ahmadinijad.

  • YourMaster

    a space monkey?
    so they sent 0bama into space?
    was he dressed in muslim garb and praying to allah/karl marx?

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  • WillofLa

    That piece of crap rocket is nothing but a spiffied up Scud missle, that’s all. It might have a more powerful engine in it just bearly able to lift it’s own butt into orbit but that’s about all you’re going to get out of it. And does anyone really believe that “Iranian’s” are experimenting in space experiments in bio-science? C’mon! They’re building a missle that will launch off on some trumped up space experiment, suddenly curve over and head straight to Televeve(?) with a warhead in it not a monkey.

    Do these people really believe we’re that stupid? I’ll bet everytime the Iranian’s shoot one of these up both the Israeli’s and us have anti-ballistic missles aimed right for it in case it does vere off course and head for Israel. We need to tell the Iranian’s to prove to us that this is not practice for shooting one of these to Israel and watch what they do.

  • Only way an Iranian can escape the long arm of the Mossad lol