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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:13 PM

Iran 'successfully sends monkey into space'


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Iran says it has successfully sent a monkey into space.

The primate travelled in a Pishgam rocket, which reached an altitude of some 120km (75 miles) for a sub-orbital flight before "returning its shipment intact", the defence ministry said.

Iranian state TV showed images of the monkey, which was strapped into a harness, being taken to the rocket.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:38 PM

Well good for them bad for the monkey.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

View PostFrank Merton, on 28 January 2013 - 02:38 PM, said:

Well good for them bad for the monkey.
Unless it was a super cool thrill seeking monkey. I choose to believe it was.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:18 PM

So the next world war will start with a monkey launching a nuke from space.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

View PostAbramelin, on 28 January 2013 - 03:18 PM, said:

So the next world war will start with a monkey launching a nuke from space.
Diabolical Iran. Diabolical.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:12 PM

Impressive.  I had no idea the Iranian space program was so advanced as to do this.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:49 PM

We (the USA) should retort back with a prompt elephant launch, just to show em' who's boss. :D

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:12 PM

I thought they should have launched their leader into space.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:18 PM

View Postwolfknight, on 28 January 2013 - 05:12 PM, said:

I thought they should have launched their leader into space.
which one?


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:00 AM

THey are still useing Testors Rocket kits  they get at our Hobby Stores here in the U.S. But What the Hey ? That monkey will no doubt make a Movie deal outta it ! :tu:

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

This is just too obvious for a joke so I'll read what others post.

Send a monkey into space.

I wonder if every Iranian kid will from now on read at school that Iran was the 1st ever country to send a creature that wasn't a dog into space.....


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:09 AM

Iran is taking well care of its thrill seeking monkeys. They must have lotsa money to build a ride like that. And to pick it up aint a joke. Thats a space program if they left the atmosphere ala Russia launching a monkey into space in the early days of there space program. ill say I was actually impressed by this. And no prelaunch scare tactics. :tu:


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:22 AM

Firstly it is important to point out that this was not an orbital flight. The monkey simply followed a ballistic trajectory which peaked at 120 Km (75 miles) altitude. It counts as a spaceflight as it exceed the official designation of space which is 100 Km (62 miles).

The other thing is that with all the comments and jokes made no one here seems to have grasped the real serious implication of this Iranian technology. The ability to launch this capsule and recover it means that Iran either has, or is close to having, the technology to create a usable warhead for a missile.

Iran is far closer to building a usable long range missile system than North Korea is.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:31 AM

Its kinda of like nobody cares that the Constitution is getting shredded in America (off topic). TBH I know I am numb these days and these things alone would certainly make me feel exactly what you point out. But when I put it all into my head  its lost the ability to "feel" as it was just a monkey shot off into space on a missile. But yeah. There technology is getting impressive. Hopefully Yamato is correct and they since they havent attacked anyone in hundreds of years our fears are just that..fears.. But from where I am sitting there is nothing I can do to alter it so it becomes easier to make a joke I guess.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

Great job Iran we need more people looking toweards stars. And chill please just because they might build a nuclear device still doesnt mean they will use it.. Isreal,N.Korea,even US have them but noone used it so far.. except US..So stop speculating what might be and look to what has done so far? Why do people take Iran as threat?





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