Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Iran sends a monkey into space

ISRO needs to be more aggressive. We cannot afford to be left behind by anyone in space, nuclear, missile technology - leave alone countries in our extended neighbourhood, irrespective of the state of relations with them.

India has no dearth of apes to send on one way space missions - Digvijay Singh, Suhail Qamar Al Hinde et al are prime candidates for the space voyage.

After all, President Obama, in his first term - altered NASA's mandate from research to "Islamic outreach" and highlighting Arab "contributions" to science. (sic)

http://www.sfgate.com/business/technology/article/Iran-says-it-successfully-sent-a-monkey-into-space-4228462.php

"TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A gray-tufted monkey strapped in a pod resembling an infant's car seat rode an Iranian rocket into space and returned safely, officials said Monday in what was described as a step toward Tehran's goal of a manned space flight... Deleted
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1 comments:

san said...

I'm not sure if China has sent any animals into space yet. ISRO plans to do the SRE-2 experiment, in which it will send a space capsule with bacteria aboard into space. That will be a joint Indo-Japanese payload, I think.