Thursday, August 21, 2008

Iran says it will send a man into space

Iran's state television says that the Iranian space agency aims to send an astronaut to space within 10 years:

The report Thursday quotes Space Agency chief Reza Taghipoor saying the mission's timing will be decided over the next year. It gives no other details.

...Iran has stepped up its space ambitions in recent years, worrying world leaders already concerned about its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

I also hear they're having trouble getting volunteers.

While they've promised to send a man into space, they haven't committed to getting him back to Earth.

Update: LGF commenter MilkOfMalfeasance adds Iran says it will Photoshop a man into space.

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