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  1/28/2013, Shevat 17, 5773

Iran Successfully Sends Monkey into Space

Iranian state television reported on Monday that the country successfully sent a monkey into space in what Tehran hailed as another step toward their goal of a manned space flight.

According to the report, the monkey was sent up in a rocket and reached a height of 120 kilometres before safely returning to Earth. 

Iran has ambitious goals for its aeronautics program and the regime's end goal is to send an astronaut into space.