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Iran Space Program

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...

Iran Reportedly Opens Space Center

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 06.09.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran said Sunday that it set up its first space tracking center to monitor objects passing in orbit overhead, the breakthrough claimed...

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 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 ...

SPACE CADET

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...

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...

Iran Looks To Space

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 04.30.2012 | World

MAHDASHT, Iran (AP) — Iran opened a key space facility to visiting journalists for the first time Wednesday in an apparent effort to show its willin...

Iran Plans To Send Live Monkey Into Space

AP | Posted 08.27.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran says it plans to send a monkey into space next month as the next step in a space program that Western leaders worry could also br...

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...

Iran Reportedly Launches Homemade Satellite Into Orbit

AP | by ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 08.15.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran launched a satellite into earth orbit Wednesday, Iran's state TV reported, in a feat that is likely to raise concerns among ...

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 Unveils Satellite Booster Rockets

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran announced Wednesday it launched a menagerie of animals – including a mouse, two turtles and worms – into space o...

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 ...

Iran Launches First Homegrown Satellite (VIDEO)

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has successfully sent its first domestically made satellite into orbit, the country's president announced Tuesday, claiming ...