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Iran Launches Monkey Into Space
ABC News ^ | Jan. 28, 2013 | Randy Kreider

Posted on 01/28/2013 1:57:44 PM PST by nickcarraway

Iran has successfully launched a rocket carrying a monkey into space, according to Iranian state media, in what Iranian officials call a "prelude to sending humans into space."

The monkey was sent in an "indigenous bio-capsule" called Pishgam, which is Farsi for "Pioneer," according to Iran's Press TV. Pishgam reached an altitude of more than 75 miles and made a successful return, according to Iranian news agency Fars.

The head of Iran's space agency, Hamid Fazeli, said that Iran decided to send a monkey "because of biological similarities between humans and monkeys," according to Press TV. Iran's space agency had previously launched a test capsule designed to house the monkey in 2011.

Press TV billed the successful launch as a step toward being able to send humans into space, which Fazeli said will occur within the next five to eight years.

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1 posted on 01/28/2013 1:57:51 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I protest on behalf of the monkey on the assertion that an Iranian is a higher mammal.


2 posted on 01/28/2013 2:00:12 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: nickcarraway

3 posted on 01/28/2013 2:00:56 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: nickcarraway

I didn’t know Mahmoud Ahmadinejad want to space travel:-)


4 posted on 01/28/2013 2:01:31 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: nickcarraway; tx_eggman

Welcome, Iran, to 1959...

Or is this more 1930’s science fiction?


5 posted on 01/28/2013 2:01:31 PM PST by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: nickcarraway

Amanutjob volunteered to be first?


6 posted on 01/28/2013 2:01:39 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: nickcarraway

What’s next for Iran, inventing the wheel?


7 posted on 01/28/2013 2:03:23 PM PST by F.J. Mitchell (If Obama has his way only thugs and the body guards of those aspiring to be dictators will be armed.)
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To: nickcarraway

Was it a Muslim monkey?


8 posted on 01/28/2013 2:05:53 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: nickcarraway

The opportunities here are infinite.

Must......not.....type ....what I’m thinking.


9 posted on 01/28/2013 2:06:00 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: nickcarraway

Ahmadinejad’s suicide soldiers will strap on a bomb-vest, but they wouldn’t send one of these guys into space? Why not? The infidels are in space too!


10 posted on 01/28/2013 2:07:04 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: nickcarraway
A meenkey?
11 posted on 01/28/2013 2:08:26 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: nickcarraway

I wonder if Mohammad’s girlfriend took a bacon sandwich with her?


12 posted on 01/28/2013 2:10:32 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: tumblindice

“Do you have a lah-zenz for your meenky?”


13 posted on 01/28/2013 2:12:51 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Da Coyote

I know who is the perfect muslim person to send to space ...

shall not think...remove from thought..trying...trying....gone whew!


14 posted on 01/28/2013 2:14:56 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: nickcarraway

The key message here is they launched something fairly heavy and reached 75 miles high. If they really did put something this large into space then they can put a weapon there as well.


15 posted on 01/28/2013 2:18:49 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Patriot Babe
I know who is the perfect muslim person to send to space ...

I'd rather send some Irishman. One named O'Bama.

16 posted on 01/28/2013 2:20:13 PM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: RoosterRedux

he got Odungo ears


17 posted on 01/28/2013 2:21:57 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Patriot Babe

“I know who is the perfect muslim person to send to space ...

shall not think...remove from thought..trying...trying....gone whew!”

Ah, we truly extinguished people think parallel things.

:-)


18 posted on 01/28/2013 2:23:17 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: doorgunner69

This is the perfect time to FLOOD the internet
with photoshopped pix of Amodinutjob as an astronaut,
climbing into the capsule, eating a banana, in diapers
in the capsule, eating a banana while looking down on
earth, etc. Really make him a laughing stock!


19 posted on 01/28/2013 2:23:51 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: nickcarraway

Amadinajhad?


20 posted on 01/28/2013 2:30:27 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: nickcarraway

Was it wearing a dinner jacket?


21 posted on 01/28/2013 2:32:29 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: null and void

No, Ahmadipwad.


22 posted on 01/28/2013 2:33:10 PM PST by Humvee (Beliefs are more powerful than facts - Paulus Atreides)
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To: nickcarraway

I thought Obama had other plans today.


23 posted on 01/28/2013 2:33:15 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Doogle

Well, yes, but Monkey Boy has a real beard. Bronco doesn’t have enough testosterone for whiskers.


24 posted on 01/28/2013 2:49:37 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: nickcarraway

First muslim in space.


25 posted on 01/28/2013 3:08:44 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Pray for revival. <BCC><)
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To: nickcarraway

Actually they did send an Iranian with the monkey.
Every day the Iranian would call in the status report and asked what his duties for the day were.
He was always told to ‘stand by’
Finally IASA (NASA in Iran?) sent him an emergency message:

“Feed the monkey and clean his litter box”


26 posted on 01/28/2013 3:13:10 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: nickcarraway
20 years from now Democrats will be spouting how much Islam has given to the world in technology.
Just before they get their heads cut off with a butter knife.

In the new UN free world society, they were the first to die.

27 posted on 01/28/2013 3:18:57 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: driftdiver

The rocket was HUGE! Propellant used was camel dung mixed with women’s urine and oil. Very slow burning, but rapid enough for the job.


28 posted on 01/28/2013 3:31:24 PM PST by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: nickcarraway

Before we write off this monkey business, does anybody, besides the Iranians know what the suborbital flight path of this rocket is?
What exactly is on board? Anybody thinking EMP attack?
Would the garbage in the the White Hut actually welcome such an attack?


29 posted on 01/28/2013 3:34:30 PM PST by free from tyranny
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To: Cicero

According to islam aren’t monkeys and pigs all non-muslims?


30 posted on 01/28/2013 5:28:50 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: Da Coyote

+2


31 posted on 01/28/2013 8:58:05 PM PST by Steve1789 (I miss having a president who loves this country.)
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