Iran, whose population is one-third of the US, claims it will send a monkey into space this year. It also says it has a cure for cancer.
Now, Hamid Fazeli, director of the Iranian Space Agency, says the monkey will be sent into space by August of this year.
“This is actually a prelude to preparing Iran for sending a human astronaut into space before 2021,” Fazeli told the official government IRNA news agency.
Full article: Iran Says It Will Send Monkey into Space in 2012 (Arutz Sheva)