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.
iran monkey space
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!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • RL

    The real problem will be the considerably increased space pollution….

  • paul52

    It is the “human” part of his comment I don’t quite get. That assumes a lot about Like-my-dinner-jacket. Groovy specs.

  • burt

    Just enough fuel for a one-way trip.

  • Let’s hope he gets lost in space and stays there forever!

  • saveus

    which one is the monkey and which one is machmoud?

  • Ripped

    Good, maybe he’ll catch up with both his braincells when he gets there.

  • Highlander

    And I’d be more than happy to be the first one to send him there … on a one way trip …

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    This just proves how far behind the times the Iranians truly are. As you can see by the photo, the Iranians are just now entering the “disco” phase which the USA put behind us about 30 years ago!

  • This almost as believable as astronauts walking on the moon in bra material suits made by Playtex… or, um, something like that.

  • American Woman

    The UN could go with him and earth would be a better and safer place. Moreover, it would free up prime real estate that could be rented out and pay down the deficit.

  • Oh how I would love to light that match..

  • chas

    Please take Bill Maher with you.

  • Ember George

    Did his spokesman not realize how easy this would be? Common guys! You just gave that away to Jay Leno. Next time make him work for a little.

  • Jeannie

    They should have tried out with Ahmessijihadidiot in the trial space ship and THEN if he’d survived sent the monkey as the monkey is clearly the more evolved.

  • Patty

    Monkey see, Monkey do!!

  • bg


    Anousheh Ansari
    Sep. 12, 1966

    Fourth space tourist and first female
    space tourist. First Iranian in space.

    😯 🙄 😯 🙄 😯 🙄 😯 🙄 😯 🙄 😯 🙄 😯


  • bg


    oh no, don’t tell me they talked Amadjerkoff into sitting
    in a chair strapped to the head of a ballistic missile.. 😀

    (heh, when the Ayatollah’s want to rid themselves of someone, there’s no
    limit to what they’ll do (if his doppelgangers are smart.. they should either
    plan on committing suicide, or get some serious plastic surgery done asap)


  • Francesca

    Go for it, baby! Don’t come back; just keep going, and going, and going until you reach the closest black hole. We’ll try to manage without you.

  • bg


    re: #41 February 4, 2013 at 7:18 pm bg

    just to be clear:

    Anousheh Ansari


    don’t you just love it, i mean, seeing as
    how a WOMAN bested Iran’s main MAN,
    aah, an irony that can’t be beat.. 🙂


  • Charles Bigelow

    All this talk about exo-atmospheric space. Did we all forget the space between his ears? Now that is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!

  • Patty

    and what a fashion statement he is making with those goggles.

  • bg


    take your FAT WA’s with you..

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    Girls – So They Won’t Be So Tempting

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  • Jon Brooks

    I wear da space glasses,
    Shoot me up! Shoot me up!
    I wear da 3D glasses,
    Shoot me up! Shoot me up!
    My mom da monkey, my dad da ape.
    Shoot me up! Shoot me up!
    Imadinnerjacket, Armani! Armani!
    Shoot me up! Shoot me up!
    We haven’t really done nottin’ for the last 2400 years,
    Since the Greeks kicked our ass!
    Shoot me up! Shoot me up!
    We’ll put our babies in burkas.
    Shoot me up! Shoot me up!
    Twenty percent enrichment here we come!
    Shoot me up! Shoot me up!
    Monkey went to space, I’ve got his face!
    Shoot me up! Shoot me up!
    We Persians can’t rhyme!
    Shoot me up! Shoot me up!
    I’ll attack da Jews from on high!
    Shoot me up! Shoot me up!
    You know that taqqiya? It’s all a lie!
    Shoot me up! Shoot me up!
    Imadinnerjacket, what are you?
    Shoot me up! Shoot me up!

  • bg


    Patty #51 February 4, 2013 at 10:37 pm


    on par with this unforgettable wonder.. /s/


  • bg


    Jon Brooks #53 February 4, 2013 at 11:16 pm


    i am the infidel, and Mahmoud can go to hell..


  • bg


    oh dip re: #55 February 4, 2013 at 11:32 pm bg

    shoul dhave gone a step further and added:

    shoot him down!! shoot him down!! 😆


  • bg


    i’m not the only one who’s slow tonight..
    this dang web site must be under a solar
    flare attack!! 😉


  • Vicky Hernandez

    …and the second monkey.

  • Joe

    I’m sure he’s got some theory about the Protocols of the Elders of Klingon saved up for his next public announcement…

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