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    Iran Launched Monkey

    Iran Launches Monkey Into Suborbital Space

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    According to Iran state media, Iran launched a suborbital rocket last week with a passenger aboard: a monkey. A gray tufted monkey survived the flight, riding inside an “indigenous bio-capsule” which was recovered after the flight. While the US and other nations are worried that Iran’s real goal is to have a nuclear missile program, Iran’s Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi told state television that this launch was a “big step” towards sending astronauts into space by 2020.
    Congratulations? I must admit, I'm a little worried that Iran can launch anything into space, since their government is a bit, erm, unfriendly.

    I wish they would've given the monkey a more comfortable seat, too.
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    This thread title makes me feel... funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey View Post
    This thread title makes me feel... funny.
    Lol! Thought of you the moment I saw the title.

    ETA: And your avatar pic and location don't help!
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    Ugh. Poor little thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey View Post
    This thread title makes me feel... funny.
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    I'll never tell. But now I have that song "I Will Survive" in my head... 'cause I'm back, from outer space...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey View Post
    I'll never tell. But now I have that song "I Will Survive" in my head... 'cause I'm back, from outer space...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey View Post
    This thread title makes me feel... funny.
    Oops.
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    As was noted in 1957, being able to make a successful suborbital ballistic flight means you can launch payloads and drop them on far-away countries during a half-hour sitcom.

    For a country like Iran or North Korea to ever do that with a nuclear warhead would be a form of national ritual suicide for them; insane. But ... one country is run by a Holocaust denier and elderly religious fanatics, and the other by an odd little man who claims to have made eleven holes-in-one the first time he played golf. (Or at least, that's what the state media said.) Interesting times.
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    Here's a picture of Monkey on her atmospheric re-entry.
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