Iran to send another monkey into space - reports

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An Iranian newspaper is reporting that the Islamic Republic plans to send another monkey into space within a month.

A report in the conservative daily Jomhuri Eslami quotes the deputy head of Iran's space agency, Hamid Fazeli, as saying the planned launch is part of the country's plans to send a human to space in 2018.

Earlier this year, Iran claimed it launched a monkey out of the Earth's atmosphere and successfully had it return.

Fazeli was quoted in the article as saying animals with a similar weight as monkeys are under consideration as future space test subjects.

In September, Iran suggested it may start launching Persian cats into space.

- AP

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