Jump to content



Photo

Iran sends monkey into space


  • Please log in to reply
23 replies to this topic

#1 Crisp

Crisp

    To infinity and beyond

  • 5,450 posts
  • Joined: 06-May 10
  • Location: 127.0.0.1

Posted 28 January 2013 - 14:30

Iran sends monkey into space

Iran sent a capsule containing a live monkey into space on Monday and later retrieved the "shipment" intact, according to reports.

There was no independent confirmation of the report, which quoted a defence ministry statement. It said the launch coincided "with the days of" the Prophet Mohammad's birthday last week but gave no date.

IRNA said the monkey was sent into space on a Kavoshgar rocket. The rocket reached a height of more than 120 km (75 miles) and "returned its shipment intact", IRNA reported.

The Islamic Republic's state-run, English-language Press TV said the monkey was retrieved alive.

Iran announced plans in 2011 to send a monkey into space, but that attempt was reported to have failed.

Western powers are concerned that the long-range ballistic technology used to propel Iranian satellites into orbit could be used to launch nuclear warheads.



Source


#2 Hum

Hum

    totally wAcKed

  • 62,621 posts
  • Joined: 05-October 03
  • Location: Odder Space
  • OS: Windows XP, 7

Posted 28 January 2013 - 14:37

What a waste of a monkey.

#3 DocM

DocM

    Neowinian Senior

  • 17,473 posts
  • Joined: 31-July 10
  • Location: Michigan

Posted 28 January 2013 - 17:40

Actually, Iran has been pursuing a manned space program for several years. Also remember that one of the first steps the US and USSR did was to launch animals; a chimp and a dog, respectively.

Just recently the Iranian Space Agency went to prototype on their spacesuit system, and we can presume thst this monkey's vehicle was a scaled-down version of their proposed crew spacecraft.

They expect to do a manned suborbital mission by the end of 2016, and a manned orbital mission by the end of 2019. The orbital mission will require a new medium lift launcher (~8-10 tonnes to low Earth orbit.)

Posted Image

#4 SALSN

SALSN

    Neowinian

  • 45 posts
  • Joined: 02-February 12

Posted 28 January 2013 - 22:28

Considering the extreme technological evolution that has been going on since the USSR and USA send their animals into space, I would have thought that sending relevant sensors would suffice, but perhaps it has to do with the message, more than the actual data gathering.

#5 Klownicle

Klownicle

    I get a custom title? Sweett.

  • 1,505 posts
  • Joined: 22-June 02

Posted 28 January 2013 - 22:33

Please think of the monkeys!, ps the picture msnbc used, looks terrifying. A monkey crammed in a rectangular box with foam padding o_0.

#6 Growled

Growled

    Neowinian Senior

  • 41,508 posts
  • Joined: 17-December 08
  • Location: USA

Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:53

So which Shah did they send up this time?

#7 DocM

DocM

    Neowinian Senior

  • 17,473 posts
  • Joined: 31-July 10
  • Location: Michigan

Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:47

Considering the extreme technological evolution that has been going on since the USSR and USA send their animals into space, I would have thought that sending relevant sensors would suffice, but perhaps it has to do with the message, more than the actual data gathering.


More like in vivo validation of their environmental and other life support systems, with publicity value as a secondary. They really are quite serious about their manned program.

#8 fusi0n

fusi0n

    Don't call it a come back

  • 3,751 posts
  • Joined: 08-July 04
  • OS: OSX 10.9\Elementary OS
  • Phone: iPhone 5S 64GB

Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:49

Space Chimps anyone?

#9 TPreston

TPreston

    Neowinian Senior

  • 2,557 posts
  • Joined: 18-July 12
  • Location: Ireland
  • OS: Windows 8.1 Enterprise & Server 2012R2/08R2 Datacenter
  • Phone: Nokia Lumia 1520

Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:11

A country that still practices stoning sending animals into space, I can only wish they send the apostate's blasphmirs and homosexuals there aswell instead of to the center of the town to be stoned to death.

#10 *RedBull*

*RedBull*

    skippy de do da

  • 4,640 posts
  • Joined: 30-March 06
  • Location: Everywhere and No where
  • OS: Windows 8 professional
  • Phone: Android

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:09

What did they gain by doing that?

#11 nohone

nohone

    Neowinian Senior

  • 2,045 posts
  • Joined: 15-June 09

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:23

Exactly. That monkey could have been made President!

Posted Image


Hey, that is racist. Oh, wait, it is Bush. It is OK if we compare him to Hitler, a monkey, or whatever you wish, as long as you don't say anything bad about the most glorious Obama, PBUH.

#12 Raze

Raze

    Mentally Compromised

  • 4,271 posts
  • Joined: 30-December 04
  • Location: Third Planet

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:28

Has PETA been made aware of this?

#13 rfirth

rfirth

    Software Engineer

  • 4,200 posts
  • Joined: 11-September 09
  • Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • OS: Windows 8
  • Phone: Nokia Lumia 620

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:31

Actually, Iran has been pursuing a manned space program for several years. Also remember that one of the first steps the US and USSR did was to launch animals; a chimp and a dog, respectively.


Yes, and little was learned from sending animals into space. One of the Russian scientists said a few years ago that he regretted sending the dog into space. The poor thing died within a few hours from overheating. For what? Nothing.


Hey, that is racist. Oh, wait, it is Bush. It is OK if we compare him to Hitler, a monkey, or whatever you wish, as long as you don't say anything bad about the most glorious Obama, PBUH.


Congrats on injecting Obama hate into an innocent thread.

I think you know why calling Obama a monkey is racist, and that calling ANYONE Hitler is ignorant and wrong.

#14 kronckew

kronckew

    Neowinian

  • 120 posts
  • Joined: 12-August 09
  • Location: Glos., UK
  • OS: win7 x64 sp1

Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:14

nohone, please note it was uncommented on when the hate was directed at bush, but as soon as you mention the messiah, obama, that you get dumped on.

rfirth, why is comparing bush to a monkey OK and not OK to criticize o'bama? is it because he is white and o'bama is only half white? both of them are illegal immigrants anyway, at least from my point of view. my family is in part native american and we never gave you permission to be here. like yours, our immigration system and border control stank & we gave you amnesty. look how that worked out for us.

more on topic, i did not hear any mention of prez. mymoody imadinnerjacket being missing long enough to have been up in space. (he's white, so it's OK to dis him, innit?)

raze, PETA have been trying to find a way to stealthily dispose of the 98% of pets they say they are going to rehome, and then actually kill them in the van as they pull away from the donative family that thinks the pet circumstance prevents them from keeping will find a new loving family. they have been dumping the carcasses in skips behind stores w/o permission, but it's inconvenient when they get caught. space is a great disposal location if they can get the cost down.

#15 nohone

nohone

    Neowinian Senior

  • 2,045 posts
  • Joined: 15-June 09

Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:40

Congrats on injecting Obama hate into an innocent thread.

I think you know why calling Obama a monkey is racist, and that calling ANYONE Hitler is ignorant and wrong.


Wait, so someone compares Bush to a monkey, I turn the tables and say if we were to compare Obama to a monkey that would be racist, I am the one showing "hate?" How truly pathetic. While the last line I wrote was a joke - how Obama is worshipped and don't you dare say anything negative about him - what you wrote shows how true it really is. Attack anyone who does not "goose step" with the Democrat party line, while repeating exactly what is written/said about anyone who sits on the other side of the isle towards a Democrat, and you are a racist hater.

I know how it works. Try to shut down free speech when I use the very words (or in this case, a comment on a picture) that people speak/write about one person, and turn it towards another by calling everything that does not glorify Obama racist. Problem is, I don't play that game. So whine and claim I am racist all you want. It shows even more how intolerant you really are.