Skip to comments.Ahmadinejad says he is ready to be first Iranian in space
Posted on 02/04/2013 5:48:18 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Ahmadinejad says he is ready to be first Iranian in space Reuters 1 hr 31 mins ago
DUBAI (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday he was ready to be the first human sent into orbit by Iran's fledgling space program, Iranian media reported.
Iran declared last week that it had successfully launched a monkey into space and retrieved it alive, which officials hailed as a major step towards their goal of sending humans into space.
The launch added to Western concerns about Iran's space program because the same rocket technology could potentially be used to deliver a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile.
"I am ready to be the first human to be sent to space by Iranian scientists," Ahmadinejad said on Monday, on the sidelines of an exhibition of space achievements in Tehran, according to the Mehr news agency.
"Sending living things into space is the result of Iranian efforts and the dedication of thousands of Iranian scientists."
Ahmadinejad is known for provocative public comments and it was unclear whether the suggestion was a serious one.
His second and final term as president ends in June, and his political star has been on the wane since he fell out with parliament early in his second term and appeared to lose the support of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
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so Iran will fake a space flight with their evil emperor in the capsule then give him a medal for first human “in Space” great
He’ll be the second monkey they send up.
I would be happy to oblige!
We got some old ICBM’s lying around here SOMEWHERE!
I will donate if they agree to keep him up there forever.
“Your circuit’s dead, there’s something wrong....”
Good deal. Make it a one-way trip.
The first monkey is much, much smarter. It would be a pity if the second monkey's flight ends up a total failure.
In the spirit of Muslim outreach, I volunteer to strap the Persian into the capsule (while forgetting to adequately seal the hatch).
he’s already in space . . . that joke writes itself
I’ll buy him a”One-Way”ticket!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He has no concept of reliability engineering. No one in his right mind would volunteer to ride an Iranian rocket.
Imanutjob, please go now. A monkey survived, you probably could also.
Or, maybe not - whatever. Just go.
Sound good to me, when he’s up there maybe we can test our satellite Laser.
Great!! Make him a tailgunner on the next Minuteman III launch out of Vandenberg.
I thought he already was. Didn't the iranians announce last week that they had sent a monkey into space?
Hell, I’ll chip in a couple bucks for gas on that one.