Iran Sends Monkey Into Space

Iran successfully launched a live monkey into space last week, the government said today. There is no independent confirmation of the achievement and there have been no announcements by Western powers of any Iranian launch late last week. The monkey was said to have returned 'intact', an achievement the Iranians celebrated as an advance in a missile and space programme that has given the West and Israel cause for concern.The monkey was said to have been sent up in a Kavoshgar rocket that climbed to a height of more than 75 miles before returning.

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