February 4, 2013

Farewell, Earthlings: Ahmadinejad Ready for Space

Rebecca Boyle, Popular Science

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared earlier today that he’s ready to launch into space, helping Iran’s fledgling space program by risking his own life as he nears the end of his final term as president.

“I am ready to be the first human to be sent to space by Iranian scientists,” Ahmadinejad told a group of those scientists in Tehran. The state-run Mehr news agency reported the news this morning. “Sending living things into space is the result of Iranian efforts and the dedication of thousands of Iranian scientists,” he reportedly continued.

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