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Iran Says it Will Send Monkey into Space this Summer
Jerusalem Post ^ | June 16, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 06/16/2011 10:17:55 AM PDT by lbryce

Iranian Space Agency plans to launch rocket this summer with monkey on board; plans to send man to space in near future.

The head of the Iranian Space Agency, Hamid Fazeli, announced publicly on Thursday that the Islamic Republic plans to launch a rocket into space with a monkey on board this summer, according to an AFP report.

The approximate date given is the Persian month of Mordad, which this year falls between July 23 and Augst 23.

The rocket to be used is the Iranian Kavoshgar-5. The Kavoshgar-3 rocket, launched in 2010, carried a rat, turtles, and worms. The Kavoshgar-4 rocket, launched on March 15, 2011, was desgined to carry a monkey but the capsule was left empty.

The rocket will be equipped with a 285-kilogram capsule and will carry the monkey to an altitude of 120 kilometers (74 miles).

Western powers fear that Iran's space program, which first got off the ground in 2009 when it launched its first satellite, has military ambitions as the technology can be used for designing and launching ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveiled the capsulde designed to carry the monkey into space in February. The Iranian Space Agency hopes to send a man into space by 2020.

(Excerpt) Read more at jpost.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; iran; monkey; space

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveiled the capsulde designed to carry the monkey into space in February saying he still needed to lose a few pounds before being able to fit comfortably within the capsule.

1 posted on 06/16/2011 10:18:01 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

They’re sending their leader into space? Cool!


2 posted on 06/16/2011 10:20:25 AM PDT by RC2
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To: lbryce

How’d they convince Zero to go into space? Does Moochelle know about this?


3 posted on 06/16/2011 10:21:50 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama couldn't run a lemonade stand, much less a country. Away with him!)
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To: lbryce

Space walks will require a special space suit with a tail.


4 posted on 06/16/2011 10:21:50 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: lbryce

Mickey, Michael, Peter, or Davy?


5 posted on 06/16/2011 10:22:16 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (From her lips to the voters' ears: Debbie Wasserman Schultz: ‘We own the economy’ June 15, 2011)
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To: RC2
No, they are honing their delivery system for when they soon perfect their Nuke. (Only months away)

Is anyone surprised?

6 posted on 06/16/2011 10:23:12 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: RC2

Wow; I never knew President Ahmadenijhad had such courage. Truly earns the title, “Fearless Leader”.


7 posted on 06/16/2011 10:23:28 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad
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To: lbryce

So they reckon they can send a monkey into space but they can’t pull the 12th Imam out of a well?


8 posted on 06/16/2011 10:25:35 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: NonValueAdded
Peter Tork.

His tambourine playing skillz are no longer mad!

9 posted on 06/16/2011 10:25:59 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: lbryce

Proof that they couldn’t find an Iranian smart enough to pilot the rocket!


10 posted on 06/16/2011 10:30:04 AM PDT by WMarshal (Where is the next Sam Adams?)
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To: NRA1995

How’d they convince Zero to go into space? Does Moochelle know about this?

________________

You beat me to it. LOL


11 posted on 06/16/2011 10:31:31 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: lbryce

On the cutting edge of 1958.


12 posted on 06/16/2011 10:35:21 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President. He's shovel ready!)
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To: patriot08

They should send Ahmadinejad first. If he survives, THEN send the monkey.


13 posted on 06/16/2011 10:37:41 AM PDT by ObamaMustGo2012 (Obama Must Go In 2012)
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To: RC2

Iran has a plan, make the A-bomb, make rockets strong enough to reach USA and make the A-bomb small enough to fit on the rockets. Step 2, launch rockets at USA, Israel and any other country that does not recognize the Caliphate.


14 posted on 06/16/2011 10:39:36 AM PDT by RicocheT
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To: Mikey_1962

haha. :-)


15 posted on 06/16/2011 10:40:07 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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To: RC2

No; actually they’re sending ‘the ONE’, OUR monkey, if they can get his ass to shut up and come off vacation long enough.


16 posted on 06/16/2011 10:44:31 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: lbryce

Excellent ‘PhotoShop’ job!


17 posted on 06/16/2011 10:51:16 AM PDT by DJ Frisat (How's that change workin' out for ya, Obama voters?)
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To: lbryce

That’s what I was thinking (and while we’re at it maybe they should send their nukes along with him to the planet of the apes or something)..


18 posted on 06/16/2011 10:51:16 AM PDT by JSDude1 (December 18, 2010 the Day the radical homosexual left declared WAR on the US Military.)
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To: lbryce

LOL! I know this was going to be a good thread when I clicked on it.


19 posted on 06/16/2011 11:05:43 AM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: lbryce

NASA supported?


20 posted on 06/16/2011 11:25:01 AM PDT by uddaudd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: lbryce

Hopefully the monkey will be flinging some poo at the Iranians ! I do like the pic of Aminejihad !


21 posted on 06/16/2011 11:27:57 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: lbryce

That image is amazing!


22 posted on 06/16/2011 11:51:41 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: lbryce

On a humanitarian note, a system will be built in to stone the monkey to death so it will not suffer prolonged dying in space.


23 posted on 06/16/2011 11:59:01 AM PDT by Joe Bfstplk
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To: lbryce; monkapotamus

THis story write its own joke

Remind of Dieter and monkey from SNL Skit with Mike Myers LOL!


24 posted on 06/16/2011 12:01:30 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: ObamaMustGo2012

I’manutjob looks more like a monkey than most monkeys I’ve seen.


25 posted on 06/16/2011 12:04:25 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: lbryce
Islam can convince people to blow themselves up on purpose for the cause of Islam but they can't get a volunteer to go into space?

Another thought, I will gladly pay the air fair for an American who voted for Obama, so they (the Obama voter) can go to Iran and volunteer for the mission.

26 posted on 06/16/2011 12:08:52 PM PDT by right way right
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To: right way right

How about the first WEINER in space?


27 posted on 06/16/2011 12:14:38 PM PDT by Hillary'sMoralVoid
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To: lbryce
I wonder...if the monkey needs to be punished......

Well, will they?

28 posted on 06/16/2011 12:21:58 PM PDT by China Clipper (My favorite animals usually are found next to the rice on my plate.)
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To: RicocheT

As for reaching our country, all they have to do is put a missel on a ship and bring to our coast line. Almost no defense in this case. They know this and it’s a good reason to stop them.


29 posted on 06/16/2011 12:35:48 PM PDT by RC2
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To: lbryce
Iran Says it Will Send Monkey into Space this Summer

EX-congressman WEINER?
30 posted on 06/16/2011 12:36:44 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: Mikey_1962

Yeah, really. Welcome to 50 years ago! Maybe if you hadn’t spent all this time stoning women this would have happened earlier.


31 posted on 06/16/2011 12:38:20 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Hillary'sMoralVoid

At this point, I think that even the Dems would pay Weiners Air Fair to volunteer for the mission.


32 posted on 06/16/2011 1:12:13 PM PDT by right way right
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To: right way right

Monkey??? ...isn’t that somehow “racial”?


33 posted on 06/16/2011 6:43:11 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: lbryce
Saying he still needed to lose a few pounds before being able to fit comfortably within the capsule.

No bananas for maymoonnejad

34 posted on 06/16/2011 8:27:22 PM PDT by odds
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