Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Iran's space program has announced plans to orbit a monkey in the next month or so. Iran's space program is increasingly ambitious, though after only two successful satellite launches it may not augur well for the future of the monkey. Back in 1957 the Soviet Union sent the dog Laika up on only the second Sputnik, but with no intention of bringing her back. It isn't clear if Iran expects to recover the monkey.