Woops!… Those Aren't Real Iranian Rocket Pictures, Either!

How sad!
Not only were the Iranian space rocket stories not real…
But, the Iranian space rocket pictures weren’t real, either!

This article today from Iranian Bazteb News explains that the rockets launched yesterday were not really space rockets.

The blessed rocket was actually a below-orbit satellite which goes above balloons but below satellites.

Now, we find out the pictures of the rockets in the Iranian news article were not really Iranian, either!

This photo shows flight 36.030UH being loaded onto the launch rail at Woomera, Australia.
Penn State Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Another rocket picture from the Iranian Bazteb News service:

And, here’s the original:

Most of our rocket launches occur at White Sands Missile Range, which is located between Las Cruces and Alamogordo, New Mexico. WSMR is the birthplace of America’s space program, which began in 1945 with launches from White Sands of captured German V-2 rockets. The white rocket shown in this view of Missile Park is a liquid-fueled Aerobee, the main workhorse of scientific sounding rockets for over 20 years.
Penn State Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

UPDATE: Kamangir adds this about the Bazteb article:

They indeed do not say that these pictures show the actual rocket, but neither do they say they don’t. After all, I thought they are real. I am going to post this all over the Persian Blogsphere.


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