Mar 10, 2013, 4:59 PM
Iran space monkey new job

TEHRAN, March 10 (MNA) – According to official Iranian Space Agency, Iran is to make a cage for “Aftab” (Sunshine) the first Iranian monkey astronaut in the Zoo or Museum to promote science and space technology.

Dr. Mohammad Ebrahimi, the head of Space Research institute for Astronautical Systems, in response to a question from MNA reporter who asked about the future of “Aftab”, the first Iranian monkey astronaut, said: “we are currently in the process of designing a big cage for “Aftab”, the first Iranian monkey astronaut, so after a while when all the scientific data has been recorded for this project we can use it for the students to promote science and space technologies.”

He added: “we are looking for the public’s views of the first Iranian monkey astronaut, and also to provide information on sending living creatures to space to the visitors.

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