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New Space Monkey Mission Called Successful

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2014 | Science

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it had sent a second live monkey into space and brought it back safely, the latest demonstration of the countr...

PHOTOS: Are These The 10 Cutest Critters That Have Been In Space?

Melissa Cronin | Posted 03.06.2013 | Science

Astronaut Alan Shepard may have been America's first man in space when he went up in 1961, but he wasn't the nation's first simian in space. That hono...

Iran Reportedly Launches Monkey Into Space

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2013 | Science

DUBAI, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday it had launched a live monkey into space, seeking to show off missile delivery systems that are alarming...

U.S. Space Entrepreneur Accused Of Aiding Iran

Posted 08.27.2011 | Technology

(DOUGLAS BIRCH, AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) WASHINGTON -- Growing up in a provincial town in Iran, Nader Modanlo was fascinated by the flickering TV image...

Rat, Turtles, Worm In Space: Iran Announces Launch Of Animals Into Space

latimes.com | Borzou Daragahi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

State television aired footage of the flying Kavoshgar-3. Photos posted to news websites showed a rat strapped into a space pod. Reports said two turt...

Iran's Rockets To Be New And Improved: Ahmadinejad

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday that Tehran was working on manufacturing rockets that can carry satellites heavier than the one ...