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Iran Astronauts

Will This Be Iran's Next Animal Astronaut?

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 09.16.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's hunt for its next animal astronaut may turn to the distinctive and locally named Persian cat, an official said Monday, in anoth...

Iran Wants To Send Its First Astronauts Into Space By 2018

AP | Posted 04.07.2013 | World

TEHRAN,Iran — An Iranian semi-official news agency says the country plans to send its first astronauts into space by 2018. Tuesday's report by ...


AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 04.06.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday that he's ready to take the risk of being the first Iranian astronaut sent into space a...