close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Iran to launch second monkey into space next month

Iran is reportedly planning to send another live monkey into space next month, a top space official said.



Johannesburg: Iran is reportedly planning to send another live monkey into space next month, a top space official said.

Deputy Head of Iran`s space organisation Hamid Fazeli said the second live animal will be ready within a month to be sent into space via a liquid-fuel launcher.

In January this year, Iran claimed to have successfully launched a live monkey into space and brought it safely back to earth.

However, the experiment`s success remained disputed after a different monkey was presented to the media post-landing.

Western governments have shown concern over Iran`s space programme as they fear Tehran is trying to master the technology required to deliver a nuclear warhead, the report added.

However, Iran has denied all such claims.

Iran is already under several international sanctions to curb its controversial nuclear programme.

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video