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Iran claims successful space monkey launch

An Iranian scientist holds a live monkey at an unknown location in Iran on January 28, 2013. Iranian state media reported that it lauched the monkey in a suborbital flight and returned it safely to Earth. The missile launch touched concerns that Iran could use this accomplishment to launch nuclear missiles, but there has been no immediately confirmation of Iran's claim. UPI
An Iranian scientist holds a live monkey at an unknown location in Iran on January 28, 2013. Iranian state media reported that it lauched the monkey in a suborbital flight and returned it safely to Earth. The missile launch touched concerns that Iran could use this accomplishment to launch nuclear missiles, but there has been no immediately confirmation of Iran's claim. UPI | License Photo

Iranian state media reported that it launched a monkey in a suborbital flight and returned it safely to Earth.

The launch of the Kavoshgar rocket carrying the live monkey in a capsule raises concerns that Iran could use this accomplishment to launch nuclear missiles, but there has been no immediate confirmation of Iran's claim.

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