Iran’s Latest Advancement? They’re Sending A Monkey Into Space

For some reason, I found myself laughing when I read that Iran’s latest advancement in their space program was to send a monkey into space.  And not just any monkey can make the cut – they (being Iran) are testing out five monkeys to see which one will board a Kavoshgar-5 rocket and blast into outer space.

The first time a monkey ever went into space didn’t turn out so well.  On June 11, 1948, NASA sent “Albert”, a Rhesus Monkey, into space and Albert died in the rocket due to suffocation.

Ok wait… can someone tell me again why we’re sending monkeys into space?

One Response to “Iran’s Latest Advancement? They’re Sending A Monkey Into Space”

  1. Josh

    How about they name it Neil Tailstrong? :D

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