Iran to send monkey into space in August

Iran plans to send a monkey into space in August, the chief of the country`s space agency said Monday.

Tehran: Iran plans to send a monkey into space in August, the chief of the country`s space agency said Monday.
The Iranian Space Agency (ISA) would send the monkey onboard a rocket called Kavoshgar-5, ISA chief Hamid Fazeli told Mehr news agency.

The space capsule was unveiled by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in February.

"The Kavoshgar-5 rocket will be launched during the month of Mordad (July 23 to August 23) with a 285-kg capsule carrying a monkey to an altitude of 120 km," Fazeli said.

IANS

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