February 2, 2013

Is Iran's Space Monkey a Fake?

Phoebe Greenwood, The Telegraph

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Tehran chalked up a victory against its Western detractors this week by presenting - with considerable fanfare - its first simian space traveller.

Iran claimed to be one small monkey step away from manned space flight.

In Israel, there was concern that Monday’s apparently successful rocket launch proved Iran had overcome crippling international sanctions to develop advanced technology that could be used to power nuclear warheads.

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TAGGED: Monkey, Spaceflight, Propaganda, Iran


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