Iran launched its second monkey into space

  • Reports suggest that Iran managed to send a second monkey into space and the state TV said the launch of this rocket was the country's first use of liquid fuel. The rocket reached an altitude of 72 miles and the monkey named Fargam (Auspicious), safely parachuted back to Earth. 

    The broadcast footage showed the monkey strapped into a seat, as it stared at the crowd celebrating its landing; the mission lasted for a total of 15 minutes. 

    President Hassan Rouhani congratulated the experts involved. 

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