Why Iran's 'Space Monkey' Launch Claim Actually Matters

From ThinkProgress Mon Jan 28 2013, 20:52:43

Earlier today, news broke that Iran claims to have successfully launched a monkey into space and retrieved it. While the event has been greeted with some mockery, the launch, if it indeed took place, may have been conducted against international law. Iran's simian traveler was reportedly launched in an "indigenous bio-capsule" to a height of [...]

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