Iran Launches Monkey Into Space

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Iran Launches Monkey Into Space Iran has successfully launched a rocket carrying a monkey into space, according to Iranian state media, in what Iranian officials a "prelude to sending humans into space." The monkey was sent in an "indigenous bio-capsule" called Pishgam, which is Farsi for "Pioneer," according to Iran's Press TV. Pishgam reached an altitude of more than 75 miles and made a successful return, according to Iranian news agency Fars.

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