Ahmadinejad wants to be the first Iranian in space

Should all go according to plan, Iran will send its first astronaut into space by 2020 and put a man on the Moon by 2025. The country certainly appears to be serious; last week they launched a monkey into low orbit and successfully retrieved it (though some now suspect that it was an elaborate hoax — check out these… » 2/05/13 7:20am 2/05/13 7:20am

Iran sends a monkey into space, is mortified beyond belief

As if to tell the world that it's blazing a path into the mid-1950's, Iran's state news agency announced on Monday that the country's Defence Department has successfully sent a monkey into suborbital space. Iran insists that the project is part of its broader plan to send humans into space, but the international… » 1/29/13 9:40am 1/29/13 9:40am