An image from Iran's state-controlled Press TV showing the monkey that was reportedly sent into space today strapped into its seat. Press TV hide caption

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The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifted off from space launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., early Tuesday. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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