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Iran sends monkey to space

Second primate trip is step to launch man, officials say

Posted: December 15, 2013 at 5:17 a.m.

The monkey Fargam, or Auspicious, reached a height of about 72 miles in a small capsule launched by a liquid-fuel rocket.

The monkey Fargam, or Auspicious, reached a height of about 72 miles in a small capsule launched by a liquid-fuel rocket.

Iran said Saturday that it has successfully sent a monkey into space for a second time, as part of a program targeting manned space flight.

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