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Iran Launches Monkey Into Space: Reports
space.com ^ | 28 January 2013 Time: 09:18 AM ET | Megan Gannon, News Editor

Posted on 01/28/2013 4:43:23 PM PST by jmcenanly

Iranian space officials announced Monday (Jan. 28) that they have successfully launched a live monkey into space, inching closer to the Islamic republic's goal of a manned mission, according to news reports.

The space capsule, called Pishgam, which means "pioneer" in Farsi, reportedly returned the monkey alive after a suborbital flight to space and back, according to Iranian news agencies.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: iran; space
This is very similar to what we did in 1949. Of course, we didn't have the luxury of looking up how to do it on the Internet.
1 posted on 01/28/2013 4:43:31 PM PST by jmcenanly
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To: jmcenanly

Meanwhile, we have shut down our manned space program.


2 posted on 01/28/2013 4:48:29 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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” inching closer to the Islamic republic’s goal of a manned mission”

Odd. Who’s manning the controls when these clowns pray five times a day?


3 posted on 01/28/2013 4:48:29 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: jmcenanly

Poor monkey.


4 posted on 01/28/2013 4:48:39 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: jmcenanly

Was it wearing a dinner jacket?


5 posted on 01/28/2013 4:51:17 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: jmcenanly

Cool! Ahmadinejad is in space! Good for him!


7 posted on 01/28/2013 4:51:24 PM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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As I recall the first US suborbital flight with the monkey Ham riding in a Mercury capsule was in the early 1960s about a year before Alan Shepards suborbital flight Mercury 7 flight in May 1961.

I thought monkeys were considered unclean for Muslims.

8 posted on 01/28/2013 4:52:27 PM PST by The Great RJ
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“One monkey don’t stop no show.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeXp2ACRn4g

vob


9 posted on 01/28/2013 4:52:27 PM PST by Vob (free radical community organizer)
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To: jmcenanly

Bet the monkey was glad to get out of the place...


11 posted on 01/28/2013 4:55:36 PM PST by montanajoe
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Eerie similarities!

Iran Launches Monkey Into Space

Obambi Launches Money Into Toilet

12 posted on 01/28/2013 4:55:39 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: jmcenanly

That looks like a chimp, not a monkey.


13 posted on 01/28/2013 4:57:30 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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Ah yes, they need to try a goat too. They will need one as an entertainment package aboard some future Islamic space station. But sadly there will be no PIGS IN SPACE!


14 posted on 01/28/2013 5:01:32 PM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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Poor Monkey?

I think he is one Lucky Monkey.
To bad he did not have the awareness to realize how cool it would be to be in space.

You know why they don’t send Dogs into space?
They can’t stick their head out of the window. :)


15 posted on 01/28/2013 5:08:20 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MeganC

16 posted on 01/28/2013 5:10:37 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: LukeL
It is a rhesus Monkey.

In addition to being popular for medical experiments, one of them became quite famous late last year
17 posted on 01/28/2013 5:11:43 PM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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monkeys don't deserve this from Iran
18 posted on 01/28/2013 5:16:27 PM PST by MarMema
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This is Iran, not the humane society. The monkey was probably launched successfully, but I doubt that ship had heat shields.


19 posted on 01/28/2013 5:16:27 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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Exactly - so I hope it died quickly and painlessly. Poor thing.


20 posted on 01/28/2013 5:19:34 PM PST by MarMema
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To: jmcenanly

Pretenduh wannabes.

Only thing they evuh launched went down the toilet....


21 posted on 01/28/2013 5:22:25 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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Thanks for sharing-that was hilarious!!


22 posted on 01/28/2013 5:27:56 PM PST by murrie (For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son.......)
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To: jmcenanly

Iranotang!


23 posted on 01/28/2013 5:42:37 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: andy58-in-nh

I don’t why they had to use a monkey, we could have lent them obama to put in the capsule. That would have helped us “improve” relations with Iran.


24 posted on 01/28/2013 6:04:59 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: jmcenanly

reminds me of that classic saying, ‘the pishgams take the arrows.’


25 posted on 01/28/2013 6:32:28 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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How many of the scientists had carnal knowledge of the monkey before launch?


26 posted on 01/28/2013 6:46:39 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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So what. Jews have been in space for decades.

Jews in Space

27 posted on 01/28/2013 7:11:41 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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My comment, of course, is in reference to, follows the statement in which Iran’s stated ultimate goal is a Muslim in space.


28 posted on 01/28/2013 7:14:53 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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This portends badly for the US. It is obvious that they are developing ICBM’s, which would have the ability to deliver nukes anywhere in the world that they chose, including the US.


29 posted on 01/29/2013 12:39:10 AM PST by krogers58 ())
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