Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Iran launches second monkey into space

A monkey was blasted into space for the second time -- and brought back safely -- according to the Iranian Space Agency. An Iranian news channel showed a rocket stationed at an unknown location and a Rhesus monkey in a cage. Footage shows the rocket launch into space, reportedly with the monkey on board. Deputy Head of the Iranian Space Agency, Hamid Fazeli: (SOUNDBITE) (Farsi) DEPUTY HEAD OF THE IRANIAN SPACE AGENCY, HAMID FAZELI, SAYING: "Currently the second live Iranian space monkey, named 'Fargam', was launched and reached a height of 120 kilometers and it has been recovered successfully. The images that were transmitted to us online monitored all the information regarding his physical condition, his well being, his vital signs." This latest demonstration of rocket power is likely to cause concern in the West and among some Gulf states, who are worried about Iran's nuclear ambitions.

© DailyMotion -

Comment on this article!
To post a comment, we encourage you to become a member of® or log in if you are already a member. You can still post your commentwithout registering, but you will need to fill your personal information each time.

Become a member (free)   |   Log in

Postings are subject to the terms and conditions of®. Before submitting your message , you must read the Terms and conditions of® and agree to them by checking the box below.
Your name:
  I have read and agree to the Terms and conditions of®.
Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter