Iran Sends a Monkey Into Space, China Lands on the Moon

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Iran sent a second monkey into space or at least they say they did. The rocket called Pajohesh, or Research in Farsi, was Iran’s first use of liquid fuel. It reached a height of 72 miles, allegedly. The monkey, named Fargam or Auspicious, was returned to earth safely, supposedly.

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The photo of Fargam the monkey is the only proof we have

There is TV footage of a rocket being blasted off and the monkey snuggly seated in the cockpit. Iran claims he returned safely 15 minutes later. It’s preliminary to sending a man to the moon by 2024, according to Fars news agency.

Charles Bolden, a retired US Marines Corps major-general and former astronaut, was appointed as the NASA administrator in 2010. He said at the time that NASA was more than a space exploration agency, it’s an ‘Earth improvement agency.’ He said one of the responsibilities he was given was to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering.’

This must be an example of their historic contributions at work.

In a side note, China is also heading to the moon. China soft-landed a space probe on the moon today. Their goal is to eventually put a Chinese astronaut on the moon.

The Chang’e 3 lander took 12 minutes to land. It carried a rover called “Yutu,” or “Jade Rabbit,” the goddess’ pe.

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