The monkey Iranian authorities said was sent to space in January.
December 14, 2013 The country's first claim of safely sending a monkey into space ended in controversy, when a different monkey was used in pictures showing the return.
An image from Iran's state-controlled Press TV showing the monkey that was reportedly sent into space today strapped into its seat.
January 28, 2013 The nation's official media reports the primate was sent up about 75 miles. It reportedly survived the trip. Iran says it's aiming to launch a manned mission in five to eight years. Other nations are concerned that the program is really aimed at developing long-range missiles.
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