Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: I Am Ready to Be First Iranian in Space


Ahmadinejad helped open the Iranian space center in February 2008. (Fars News)

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told reporters he wants to be the first human sent to space by the Iranian regime.
The Jerusalem Post reported:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday he was ready to be the first human sent into orbit by Iran’s fledgling space program, Iranian media reported.

Iran declared last week that it had successfully launched a monkey into space and retrieved it alive, which officials hailed as a major step towards their goal of sending humans into space.

The launch added to Western concerns about Iran’s space program because the same rocket technology could potentially be used to deliver a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile.

“I am ready to be the first human to be sent to space by Iranian scientists,” Ahmadinejad said on Monday, on the sidelines of an exhibition of space achievements in Tehran, according to the Mehr news agency.

“Sending living things into space is the result of Iranian efforts and the dedication of thousands of Iranian scientists.”

Iran wants to launch a man into space in 5-8 years.
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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)

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  • Robodog7

    He’s already there.

  • Sasja

    First post is a winner!

  • http://mainfo.blogspot.com/ Opus#6@AmericanPerspective

    Yes, that’s a fabulous idea. Send I’mADinnerJacket to space in the first Iranian launch vehicle. I’ll chip in if that helps.

  • Lilbby

    He can stay there.

  • bigkahuna

    They already sent the monkey

  • Susan K

    Oh, I see….they would exchange one monkey for a less intelligent one…..brilliant idea!

  • FMB42

    This would definitely be “a step backwards” from Iran’s recent monkey space launch.

  • MYates

    “I am ready to be the first human to be sent to space by Iranian scientists,”

    So are we,

  • NoResolution

    I don’t think space would have him. It would implode.

  • Sam

    And he can wear his 1950s 3-d glasses up there!

  • Zip

    Good place for him.
    Have him take obama, hillary, janet (man) big sister, the P, R and the host of others with him!
    House cleaning.

  • anti-bho

    Achmed (enijad) appears kinda jealous of his younger brother in the lower picture doesn’t he?

  • doc

    Wait, I thought he already had been sent up there, headlines said they put a monkey in space, didn’t they? Oh, well, it doesn’t matter, being second monkey doesn’t seem to hurt Biden’s cred.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    well he’s been an airhead for years. maybe he could just hold his breath and float off into outer space

  • cavt

    All talk–typical politician. Think he would risk his life doing this? No way–

  • Joel

    Make that a one way trip to hell.

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  • stuart

    Send him! Along with Kim Jong Un, and Obama. What a trifecta that would be.

  • bikemike

    He will have to be second, they just sent his farther up last week.

  • Don Myers

    If he does get into space, he will be the first monkey from Iran to make it