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Iran mulls Persian cat as next animal astronaut
AP via FOX ^ | 9/16/13

Posted on 09/16/2013 6:49:30 AM PDT by workerbee

Iran's hunt for its next animal astronaut may turn to the distinctive and locally named Persian cat, an official said Monday, in another possible step by the country's ambitious aerospace program that has also raised Western concerns about spillover military applications.

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Earlier this year, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he wanted to be Iran's first astronaut.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Society
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; astronaut; cats; iran; kitteh; kittyping

1 posted on 09/16/2013 6:49:30 AM PDT by workerbee
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2 posted on 09/16/2013 6:51:42 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: workerbee

A cat, expected to do astronaut stuff.

What could go wrong?


3 posted on 09/16/2013 6:55:06 AM PDT by lurk
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To: workerbee

As staff for two of these whining, attention-whore, high maintenance, mat-prone, hairball spewing beasts, I’m thinking this is not going to end well...


4 posted on 09/16/2013 6:59:11 AM PDT by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: workerbee

“President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he wanted to be Iran’s first astronaut.”

Excellent idea!


5 posted on 09/16/2013 7:00:23 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: lurk

Look, it’s the cat or Ahmadinejad. Flip a coin.


6 posted on 09/16/2013 7:00:53 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: lurk; Slings and Arrows
cats in space? ...pussies in free gravity?
... only as a passenger, don't expect
much..disorientation problems.
what a boon for the kitty ping list..

7 posted on 09/16/2013 7:02:48 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: workerbee; Doogle; Slings and Arrows

Last words: MEEEERRRRRWOWWWWWWWW


8 posted on 09/16/2013 7:08:35 AM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: workerbee
Look, it’s the cat or Ahmadinejad. Flip a coin.

Send 'em both. Let the cat drive.

9 posted on 09/16/2013 7:10:38 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: workerbee
How do they make the cat(s) go through the rigorous astronaut training program?

“That” would be a more astounding miracle.

10 posted on 09/16/2013 7:15:59 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: meowmeow

Do you by any chance have a picture of Viking Kitty? I would love to see one. Thank you.


11 posted on 09/16/2013 7:19:03 AM PDT by Jean2
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To: workerbee

The Cat from Outer Space could not be reached for comment.


12 posted on 09/16/2013 7:20:01 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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13 posted on 09/16/2013 7:20:13 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: headstamp 2

Hopefully he won’t he come back.


14 posted on 09/16/2013 7:21:43 AM PDT by Jean2
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To: workerbee


We have a pilot candidate

15 posted on 09/16/2013 7:24:30 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Jean2

I have tons but I don’t know how to post them. They are both basement kitties with copper eyes. Brother & sister and double trouble - they work as a team and could give the Allstate Mayhem guy a run for his money!


16 posted on 09/16/2013 7:28:42 AM PDT by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: tacticalogic

Team players!

17 posted on 09/16/2013 7:30:55 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: meowmeow

Sounds like my best friend’s cats. She had 3 that we used to call the demolition team.


18 posted on 09/16/2013 7:34:36 AM PDT by Jean2
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To: meowmeow
I have tons but I don’t know how to post them. They are both basement kitties with copper eyes. Brother & sister and double trouble - they work as a team and could give the Allstate Mayhem guy a run for his money!

We've got a kitten I've started to refer to as "entropy in a fur coat".

19 posted on 09/16/2013 7:45:50 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: workerbee
astronaut cat photo: catmoonastronaut catmoonastronaut.jpg
20 posted on 09/16/2013 7:46:27 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: skinkinthegrass; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...

21 posted on 09/16/2013 8:01:43 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: workerbee

Thank-you workerbee for posting this! :)=^..^=


22 posted on 09/16/2013 8:04:12 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: workerbee

The moon...all that pristine kitty litter!


23 posted on 09/16/2013 8:09:41 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: Biggirl

My pleasure. No day is complete without at least one good kitteh thread! ;-)


24 posted on 09/16/2013 8:10:29 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Slings and Arrows

"..hey...???.....we didn't go this way to the vet last time...I'm outta here"

25 posted on 09/16/2013 8:19:27 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Boogieman

LOL


26 posted on 09/16/2013 8:20:18 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.)
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27 posted on 09/16/2013 9:57:47 AM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

I can’t believe they’d litter space. /rimshot


28 posted on 09/16/2013 6:29:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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LOL!


29 posted on 09/16/2013 6:33:14 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: workerbee

The Iranians are testing their (soon to be Nuclear tipped) booster rockets. At least they can launch Cosmocats into space while the US Manned Space program is dead. Hey, that’s another reason why we need Putin, to help us launch systems into space. Hey, Obama, that RESET idea was brilliant!


30 posted on 09/16/2013 10:02:08 PM PDT by Netz
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To: workerbee
Earlier this year, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he wanted to be Iran's first astronaut.

I'd rather he be, too!

31 posted on 09/16/2013 11:06:56 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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