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(Mirror.co.uk)   Iran launches rocket, sending monkey into space. Monkey almost returned safely but then was recovered by Iranian officials   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 89
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2013-01-28 10:02:56 AM
30.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-28 10:32:01 AM
Huh?
 
2013-01-28 10:34:27 AM
Don't worry. They'd never apply the results to future ICBM technology. No way. Just maybe the monkey.
 
mjg
2013-01-28 10:35:32 AM
maaadddog.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-28 10:36:36 AM
I totally sent a satellite into orbit this weekend. Trust me, I've officially confirmed it.
 
2013-01-28 10:38:59 AM
hmm.. one step closer to a true Starfish Prime senerio..
 
2013-01-28 10:40:58 AM
So they achieved a 70 mile suborbital arc with surviving living cargo. Oh that's not for lobbing an RV, not at all...
 
2013-01-28 10:42:04 AM
If Iran really launched a missile into orbit, we'd know it.

We have satellites in orbit that their whole point is to detect orbital or suborbital launches anywhere. It's meant for nuclear launch detection. . .just the sort of thing we'd keep an eye on Iran for.

In the absence of verification by outside sources, I'd say it's propaganda.

Remember, Best Korea claimed that their recent launch was not their first orbital one either, at least in their internal propaganda they claimed it was their 4th or something like that.
 
2013-01-28 10:43:19 AM
www.spxdaily.com: look at the monkey, look at the silly monkey
 
2013-01-28 10:43:32 AM
it's 110 degrees out, we don't have AC, we've got people running around dressed in bed sheets, and those things that have female parts better make damn sure they keep those bed sheets covering every bit of themselves or that will be a beating. So, do you guys wabnt to start a missile/rocket program?
 
2013-01-28 10:44:04 AM
It's 2013. We, as a species, have had manned missions to the moon, and currently have a orbiting space station. Why is launching a monkey into space a big deal?
 
2013-01-28 10:46:22 AM

andersonmanly: It's 2013. We, as a species, have had manned missions to the moon, and currently have a orbiting space station. Why is launching a monkey into space a big deal?


Because it's being done by a country that we know is working on nuclear weapons, and would have no problem using those weapons on us (or Israel, or the UK), and a space launch like that (if confirmed) would indicate they could reliably build ICBMs to deliver those weapons.
 
2013-01-28 10:46:51 AM

Langdon Alger: it's 110 degrees out, we don't have AC, we've got people running around dressed in bed sheets, and those things that have female parts better make damn sure they keep those bed sheets covering every bit of themselves or that will be a beating. So, do you guys wabnt to start a missile/rocket program?


encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

The savages!
 
2013-01-28 10:49:49 AM
www.atarimania.com

Here's a pic of the capsules re-entry and landing.
 
2013-01-28 10:52:01 AM
Is it a coincidence that this happens right after Sarah Palin loses her job @ Fox?

\starts Kickstarter Fund to send Sarah into orbit
 
2013-01-28 10:52:06 AM
Pahrdon meh, is theese your spiece minkey?
 
2013-01-28 10:52:08 AM

Silverstaff: Because it's being done by a country that we know is working on nuclear weapons, and would have no problem using those weapons on us (or Israel, or the UK), and a space launch like that (if confirmed) would indicate they could reliably build ICBMs to deliver those weapons.


But...why a monkey? If they launch nuclear weapons at anyone, do they plan on having monkeys command the missiles?

ts4.mm.bing.net
 
2013-01-28 10:54:18 AM
Was it a Muslim monkey?

I am sure Allah would frown on any shenanigans involving primates going sub-orbital if they were not Muslim.
 
2013-01-28 10:57:25 AM

andersonmanly: Silverstaff: Because it's being done by a country that we know is working on nuclear weapons, and would have no problem using those weapons on us (or Israel, or the UK), and a space launch like that (if confirmed) would indicate they could reliably build ICBMs to deliver those weapons.

But...why a monkey? If they launch nuclear weapons at anyone, do they plan on having monkeys command the missiles?

[ts4.mm.bing.net image 160x130]


It's actually a subtle Persian insult that most Westerners won't understand, which dates back to the reign of Cyrus the Great.  میمون پرتاب من من در چادر خود را or in English, 'I launch my monkey at your tent'
 
2013-01-28 10:59:52 AM
old news: Balloon Boy, new news: Iran's Rocket Monkey. Same story, check the garage.
 
2013-01-28 11:00:03 AM
Muslim Space Monkeys! WHAT NEXT?
 
2013-01-28 11:02:11 AM

toraque: andersonmanly: Silverstaff: Because it's being done by a country that we know is working on nuclear weapons, and would have no problem using those weapons on us (or Israel, or the UK), and a space launch like that (if confirmed) would indicate they could reliably build ICBMs to deliver those weapons.

But...why a monkey? If they launch nuclear weapons at anyone, do they plan on having monkeys command the missiles?

[ts4.mm.bing.net image 160x130]

It's actually a subtle Persian insult that most Westerners won't understand, which dates back to the reign of Cyrus the Great.  میمون پرتاب من من در چادر خود را or in English, 'I launch my monkey at your tent'


I am okay with that, my 'tent' has anti-monkey armor, aka a roof.
 
2013-01-28 11:03:02 AM
www.nationalturk.com


/GIS for Muslim monkey is not pretty
 
2013-01-28 11:14:06 AM
Shouldn't this have had the img1.fark.net tag?
 
2013-01-28 11:14:57 AM

andersonmanly: It's 2013. We, as a species, have had manned missions to the moon, and currently have a orbiting space station. Why is launching a monkey into space a big deal?


This, sort of.

I find this to be demented. They're repeating research that we did 60+ years ago. It's as if they're cavemen and just discovering technology yet refusing to take our word for it.

Puts me in mind of retarded human beings that are decades late in making some achievement that healthy people managed when they were ten years old or younger.

That's why it's a big deal, it is frightening on that level. Retard strength is a real phenomenon, and Iran is coming into it's own now.
 
2013-01-28 11:22:15 AM

omeganuepsilon: They're repeating research that we did 60+ years ago.


We had ICBM-s within a decade after we cleared the hurdles associated with said research.
 
2013-01-28 11:23:09 AM

omeganuepsilon: andersonmanly: It's 2013. We, as a species, have had manned missions to the moon, and currently have a orbiting space station. Why is launching a monkey into space a big deal?

This, sort of.

I find this to be demented. They're repeating research that we did 60+ years ago. It's as if they're cavemen and just discovering technology yet refusing to take our word for it.

Puts me in mind of retarded human beings that are decades late in making some achievement that healthy people managed when they were ten years old or younger.

That's why it's a big deal, it is frightening on that level. Retard strength is a real phenomenon, and Iran is coming into it's own now.


Or maybe Uncle Sam wasn't sharing his toys to the other children and they had to develop by their own means?

/Has any other media confirmed the launch and apex? I have no reason not to believe the mission they claim is successful but I don't believe they mission they claim to be successful actually succeeded.
 
2013-01-28 11:33:58 AM
Muslims in SPAAAAAAAAAAACE!!!!!!
 
2013-01-28 11:39:34 AM
Iranian Space Monkey might just be my new login. Or band name.

Or both.
 
2013-01-28 11:47:39 AM

andersonmanly: It's 2013. We, as a species, have had manned missions to the moon,


The most recent one was before I was born. I am not a young man, either. I grew up believing that astronauts would be doing cooler and cooler things, not realizing as a child that the program had already halted before I ever got a chance to see it.

Let's face it, the Curiosity photos are freaking awesome, but let's also face it: all of our current generations are too self-absorbed to ever get the fark off the planet.

Why is launching a monkey into space a big deal?

Hell, I hope they did. The only reason we managed to actually get to space the first time was to beat those scary commies. Maybe those scary Mooslim furrinurs will chase us back into space again.
 
2013-01-28 11:56:18 AM

omeganuepsilon: andersonmanly: It's 2013. We, as a species, have had manned missions to the moon, and currently have a orbiting space station. Why is launching a monkey into space a big deal?

This, sort of.

I find this to be demented. They're repeating research that we did 60+ years ago. It's as if they're cavemen and just discovering technology yet refusing to take our word for it.

Puts me in mind of retarded human beings that are decades late in making some achievement that healthy people managed when they were ten years old or younger.

That's why it's a big deal, it is frightening on that level. Retard strength is a real phenomenon, and Iran is coming into it's own now.



My guess is that it is not retarded. It's clever. It's a great way to engage in rocket R&D without making it look like they are making weapons. Which they are.
 
2013-01-28 12:00:30 PM

rdu_voyager: Shouldn't this have had the tag?


By Jove, that's a capital idea!
 
2013-01-28 12:13:35 PM
Muslim Space Monkeys! I think this is the better band name.
 
2013-01-28 12:19:46 PM

andersonmanly: It's 2013. We, as a species, have had manned missions to the moon, and currently have a orbiting space station. Why is launching a monkey into space a big deal?


For the same reason the Western world freaked about Sputnik; those missiles could just as easily be packing a nuclear warhead as much as a satellite.
 
2013-01-28 12:29:32 PM

omeganuepsilon: andersonmanly: It's 2013. We, as a species, have had manned missions to the moon, and currently have a orbiting space station. Why is launching a monkey into space a big deal?

This, sort of.

I find this to be demented. They're repeating research that we did 60+ years ago. It's as if they're cavemen and just discovering technology yet refusing to take our word for it.

Puts me in mind of retarded human beings that are decades late in making some achievement that healthy people managed when they were ten years old or younger.

That's why it's a big deal, it is frightening on that level. Retard strength is a real phenomenon, and Iran is coming into it's own now.


It would be more accurate to say that they are repeating research that we did 60+ years ago because they haven't done it at all yet, we aren't helping them at all and it's not exactly the sort of thing that you can slap together and say "Yeah, that looks right". Just ask North Korea.

Or you can just call them retards. Whichever makes you happier, I guess.
 
2013-01-28 12:32:09 PM
But can the minkey write Shakespeare?

Minkey? You said minkey!
 
2013-01-28 12:37:36 PM

KarmicDisaster: Pahrdon meh, is theese your spiece minkey?


I'm sorry, did you say 'minkey'?
 
2013-01-28 12:54:27 PM
First he's left at IKEA, now he's blasted in to space. That monkey's not had a happy few weeks.
 
2013-01-28 01:15:11 PM

pag1107: So they achieved a 70 mile suborbital arc with surviving living cargo. Oh that's not for lobbing an RV, not at all...


www.fernwoodbigsur.com

What would be the point in lobbing an RV?

I  mean, I DO think they're cool and all....
 
2013-01-28 01:21:17 PM
i220.photobucket.com


Before liftoff
 
2013-01-28 01:22:47 PM

Private_Citizen: I totally sent a satellite into orbit this weekend. Trust me, I've officially confirmed it.


Silverstaff: We have satellites in orbit that their whole point is to detect orbital or suborbital launches anywhere. It's meant for nuclear launch detection. . .just the sort of thing we'd keep an eye on Iran for.

In the absence of verification by outside sources, I'd say it's propaganda.


I concur with both of these sentiments. Look at it this way: my perpetually-broke brother can afford a GoPro for his mountain biking videos. There's no way that Iran can't afford one for their "space program." If this thing had worked, we'd be watching HD video of that monkey's face all the way through that flight.

Color me unconvinced. I have a bad feeling that monkey has been turned into a stain on a mountainside.
 
2013-01-28 01:25:34 PM
Across the stratosphere, a final message. Pray for Mojo . . .
 
2013-01-28 01:25:53 PM

A Shambling Mound: omeganuepsilon: andersonmanly: It's 2013. We, as a species, have had manned missions to the moon, and currently have a orbiting space station. Why is launching a monkey into space a big deal?

This, sort of.

I find this to be demented. They're repeating research that we did 60+ years ago. It's as if they're cavemen and just discovering technology yet refusing to take our word for it.

Puts me in mind of retarded human beings that are decades late in making some achievement that healthy people managed when they were ten years old or younger.

That's why it's a big deal, it is frightening on that level. Retard strength is a real phenomenon, and Iran is coming into it's own now.

It would be more accurate to say that they are repeating research that we did 60+ years ago because they haven't done it at all yet, we aren't helping them at all and it's not exactly the sort of thing that you can slap together and say "Yeah, that looks right". Just ask North Korea.

Or you can just call them retards. Whichever makes you happier, I guess.


You don't need "help", only an education. It's not as if physics and such is classified information, nor is the research done on monkeys from that long ago. The reason we sent monkeys is because we didn't know if it was safe for us. It's pretty obvious that it more or less is, so there's no need to start from scratch for that reason.

It's not some great national secret power that only we have hidden away in top secret archives. It may seem mystical to people with absolutely no awareness about the world around them, like you, but I assure you, most of the theory behind it is pretty well established and obtainable. Contrary to your belief, math and science are not magic super powers. You can actually go to school in a wide variety of countries to learn such things, you don't even necessarily need to be a citizen of such places. I know, I know, it seems very amazing indeed.

Science functions as well as it does because we don't need to start from scratch with each generation, we are able to build upon work that others have done.

Of course, that you think I'm simply "calling them retards", isn't really a surprise, if you look at math and science the way they are, with heavy distrust border-lining on religious paranoia.
 
2013-01-28 01:26:59 PM
Lucky for us, a monkey is only a 30-pound payload!
 
2013-01-28 01:42:34 PM

over_and_done: andersonmanly: It's 2013. We, as a species, have had manned missions to the moon,

The most recent one was before I was born. I am not a young man, either. I grew up believing that astronauts would be doing cooler and cooler things, not realizing as a child that the program had already halted before I ever got a chance to see it.

Let's face it, the Curiosity photos are freaking awesome, but let's also face it: all of our current generations are too self-absorbed to ever get the fark off the planet.

Why is launching a monkey into space a big deal?

Hell, I hope they did. The only reason we managed to actually get to space the first time was to beat those scary commies. Maybe those scary Mooslim furrinurs will chase us back into space again.


This to infinity and beyond.
 
2013-01-28 01:46:14 PM

omeganuepsilon: A Shambling Mound: omeganuepsilon: andersonmanly: It's 2013. We, as a species, have had manned missions to the moon, and currently have a orbiting space station. Why is launching a monkey into space a big deal?

This, sort of.

I find this to be demented. They're repeating research that we did 60+ years ago. It's as if they're cavemen and just discovering technology yet refusing to take our word for it.

Puts me in mind of retarded human beings that are decades late in making some achievement that healthy people managed when they were ten years old or younger.

That's why it's a big deal, it is frightening on that level. Retard strength is a real phenomenon, and Iran is coming into it's own now.

It would be more accurate to say that they are repeating research that we did 60+ years ago because they haven't done it at all yet, we aren't helping them at all and it's not exactly the sort of thing that you can slap together and say "Yeah, that looks right". Just ask North Korea.

Or you can just call them retards. Whichever makes you happier, I guess.

You don't need "help", only an education. It's not as if physics and such is classified information, nor is the research done on monkeys from that long ago. The reason we sent monkeys is because we didn't know if it was safe for us. It's pretty obvious that it more or less is, so there's no need to start from scratch for that reason.

It's not some great national secret power that only we have hidden away in top secret archives. It may seem mystical to people with absolutely no awareness about the world around them, like you, but I assure you, most of the theory behind it is pretty well established and obtainable. Contrary to your belief, math and science are not magic super powers. You can actually go to school in a wide variety of countries to learn such things, you don't even necessarily need to be a citizen of such places. I know, I know, it seems very amazing indeed.

Science functions as well as it does b ...


Thank you for volunteering to be the first Iranian in space. Please sign this waiver.
 
2013-01-28 01:48:11 PM
Granted, rocket science is just a hobby of mine, but I think it's pointed the wrong way.

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Peta must be going ape shiat over this.
 
2013-01-28 01:54:57 PM
Absolute bullshiat and twaddle.
 
2013-01-28 01:57:02 PM

Sofa King Smart: KarmicDisaster: Pahrdon meh, is theese your spiece minkey?

I'm sorry, did you say 'minkey'?


MINKEY!
 
2013-01-28 01:58:39 PM
You know who else had flying monkey's...
 
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