Iran launches a rocket into space with a monkey on board
After performing the provided steps and reach the speed and the height, has returned back to earth with the monkey unscathed.
On Monday Iran launched a rocket into space with a monkey on board, as reported by the Iranian Space Agency.
The source indicated that the rocket, after completing the steps provided and attain speeds and the desired height, has returned back to earth with the monkey unscathed.
According to the official news agency, the rocket, called “Pishgam“, reached a height of 120 kilometers and its launch has been “successful“, as it has sent a living animal with a physiology similar to humans and has survived the experiment.
The project was compound by the rocket motor assembly, the launch pad and ground stations installed for communication, in addition to the “loading” of the projectile, in this case, a monkey.
Previously, the space program director Hamid Fazeli, had announced that his country planned to launch a rocket into space with a monkey on board during the commemoration of the 34th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic revolution, which it´s celebreated from the 1st to 11th of February.
On declarations made on a local Iranian news agency, responsible explained that the launch is part of an ambitious national project that aims to “put a man into orbit in a period that can range from five to eight years “.