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Iran sent second monkey into the Space

Dec 14, 2013 16:16 IST

Scientists and experts of Iran have successfully launched a research rocket that took the second monkey into the space on 14 December 2013. The rocket named Pajohesh (research) was launched on the first day of the national Research Week of Iran and carried out the second monkey named Fargam and safely it returned to Earth after 15 minutes.

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The liquid fueled rocket was sent to 120 kilometer into the space. This process will help the Iranian Scientists in developing Iran’s Space Research works with necessary information, which would enrich their space technology knowhow.

During the 15 mission, the Iranian Scientists were successful in measurement of signals that comes from the rocket including its gas combination and vital signs of the space monkey.

The first rocket carrying a monkey named Pishgam (pioneer) in the space was launched by Iran on 28 January 2013.

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