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Iranian 'space suit' is a children's costume

Posted on Friday, 14 February, 2020 | Comment icon 9 comments

You definitely wouldn't want to wear this to go into space. Image Credit: Twitter / @azarijahromi
A prominent Iranian official recently Tweeted a rather questionable photograph of Iran's new 'space suit'.
In another blow to the country's struggling space endeavours, Iran's Minister of Information and Communications Technology Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi recently managed to draw some unwanted attention after Tweeting a photo of a fake space suit with the hashtag '#brightfuture'.

It didn't take long for eagle-eyed social media users to point out that the rather shoddy looking space suit bore an uncanny resemblance to a children's costume that was on sale on Amazon for $20.

Such suspicions were confirmed when it was noted that, on closer inspection, it was even possible to see where someone had removed the NASA logo from the front of the suit.

The Tweet was apparently intended to be serious, with Jahromi telling a group of students mere hours later that Iran's dream was to plant a flag on the surface of the Moon.

It's possible that the suit was meant more as a symbolic gesture of this ambition rather than as a demonstration of an actual spacesuit - however the decision to post it up was still a bit strange.
Unsurprisingly, social media users have made light of the situation by producing a number of memes and Photoshopping the Iranian suit onto photographs of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

As for Iran's space ambitions - sadly things haven't been going too well in recent years with a satellite launch back in January 2019 failing to reach orbit.

It will definitely be some time yet before Jahromi's Moon-landing vision comes to fruition.

Update: Jahromi has since issued an apology to "the people and space scientists" of Iran, stating that his department's advertising team "undeniably made a mistake in choosing the image."

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Tags: Iran, Astronaut

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by spartan max2 on 14 February, 2020, 3:16
Oh gosh  lol.  Man real life can be as strange as ridiculous as fiction sometimes. 
Comment icon #2 Posted by Jon the frog on 14 February, 2020, 16:38
How much is real or disinformation... I know that Iran have an history of farting above their **s, but they cannot be that stupid ! Oh dear...
Comment icon #3 Posted by RoofGardener on 14 February, 2020, 20:19
Typical Iranian bluster and lies.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Seti42 on 14 February, 2020, 21:02
Still better than Trump's space force woodland camo outfits. 
Comment icon #5 Posted by Jon the frog on 15 February, 2020, 0:24
Comment icon #6 Posted by Manwon Lender on 15 February, 2020, 1:01
I am pretty dense but I don't see what's so funny, these uniforms are obviously designed for ground personnel at Space Force Installations. These uniforms are designed to give ground personnel pride in their missions from security to different forms of monitoring stations, do you think there is something wrong with that? Peace
Comment icon #7 Posted by Jon the frog on 15 February, 2020, 2:12
Just some sort of sarcasm, nope nothing clearly wrong but it's just funny...  Yeah it's for ground personnel but the space force of Trump is just a re-branding to put a good show...
Comment icon #8 Posted by Manwon Lender on 15 February, 2020, 2:44
Well it is a rebranding but then again it isn't. It's like saying the US Army and the Merines are the same thing, which they aren't, while these were US Airforce personal they no longer are, the Space Force is a separate branch of the US Military. While they are the forerunners of what this branch will become they do deserve the respect of their positions in history. I personally don't give a flying crap about President Trump, but even after Trump is gone this force will only grow and there is no doubt that their mission is very very important for the future of America.  Peace
Comment icon #9 Posted by Not A Rockstar on 15 February, 2020, 5:51
The current Space Command has been around for a couple decades at least, just under another command while they worked their mission. By the sounds of it, that mission has been expanded a great deal, but, it has existed as far as dedicated people assigned to that group of specialties and tasks. Just been made official and separated out it seems now.

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