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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?

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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.

img534.imageshack.us

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...
 
2013-01-28 02:06:12 PM  

TV's Vinnie: 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.


yes and no. Any semi-serious home rocket guy could get something into low earth orbit but the technology and expertise needed to get something monkey sized into orbit and keep it alive is a whole different kettle of fish. If you can do this then it says that you have the knowledge base and infrastructure to get a lot of other, more scary, things done.

That said my guess is that this is fifteen kinds of bogus.
 
2013-01-28 02:22:39 PM  

omeganuepsilon: omeganuepsilon: 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.


Yes, there is no need to test anything because science. Especially nothing as complex as a sub-orbital or orbital vehicle. It's all right there, on paper.

Your initial post left me with the impression that you might just be a smug prick, prone to sweeping assumptions and generalizations. Thank you for dispelling any doubts I may have had.
 
2013-01-28 02:27:21 PM  

A Shambling Mound: Yes, there is no need to test anything because science.


My but you're a dedicated troll.
 
2013-01-28 02:32:32 PM  
i1.mirror.co.uk
A perfect "OH shiat KILL ME NOW!" look.
 
2013-01-28 02:37:40 PM  
Congratulations Iran on evolving to the 1960s.
 
2013-01-28 02:40:50 PM  

Derek Force: hmm.. one step closer to a true Starfish Prime senerio..


Except that one would need a device with a yield upwards of a megaton. Thusfar Iran has no nuclear devices, and the best that North Korea has fielded is in the kiloton range.
 
2013-01-28 02:43:29 PM  
Tremble in fear infidels! Behold our mastery of 50 year old technology! We are on the cusp of touchtone dialing, and we won't play friendly with it. We will be able to prank call the Pentagon with 500% more efficiency.
 
2013-01-28 02:45:27 PM  

omeganuepsilon: 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.


And yet even the guys who have been at it for years still manage to fark up the simple things. It's almost as if once you get things off paper and into the real world there are other variables involved.
 
2013-01-28 02:51:00 PM  

JohnCarter: Was it a Muslim monkey?

I am sure Allah would frown on any shenanigans involving primates going sub-orbital if they were not Muslim.


Now that I think about it, how does a Space Muslim prostrate towards Mecca?
Is it really necessary to swear allegiance to a meteorite when you're in space?
Wouldn't your ascent to space make you the new God?
 
2013-01-28 02:55:31 PM  

boyvoyeur: Granted, rocket science is just a hobby of mine, but I think it's pointed the wrong way.

[img534.imageshack.us image 599x373]

Peta must be going ape shiat over this.


cache.ohinternet.com
 
2013-01-28 02:56:14 PM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: omeganuepsilon: 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.

And yet even the guys who have been at it for years still manage to fark up the simple things. It's almost as if once you get things off paper and into the real world there are other variables involved.


Noticeably F.A.T.: omeganuepsilon: 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.

And yet even the guys who have been at it for years still manage to fark up the simple things. It's almost as if once you get things off paper and into the real world there are other variables involved.


It's almost as if you don't understand the written word.

What reason is there to test with monkeys?

We know a human can do it and survive, it's made news and documentaries. We haven't sent a monkey up in quite a long time because we know this.

How is this information that they don't have?

Testing the air tight seals? Easily done with household items maybe a camera for back-up realtime recording, much more so with actual electronics packages.

It positively reeks of intentional and willful ignorance, given the information and science available today. Like I said, a caveman first experimenting with advanced technology. There is a certain creepy and dangerous quality there.

Sure, test the rocket. But cheering over replication of well documented and available information that is unnecessary has that air of a 20 year old celebrating being able to tie his shoes on his own for the first time.

If you don't see it, whatever. Go back to your delusional fantasies of reality.
 
2013-01-28 02:57:05 PM  
Stupid double clicking mouse!
 
2013-01-28 03:02:57 PM  

Evil Twin Skippy: Derek Force: hmm.. one step closer to a true Starfish Prime senerio..

Except that one would need a device with a yield upwards of a megaton. Thusfar Iran has no nuclear devices, and the best that North Korea has fielded is in the kiloton range.


Well, we already know you can fly an airplane into the pentagon, so what about a kiloton bomb? Dangerous arsenal is dangerous.
 
2013-01-28 03:05:50 PM  

omeganuepsilon: Noticeably F.A.T.: omeganuepsilon:

Noticeably F.A.T.: omeganuepsilon: 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.

And yet even the guys who have been at it for years still manage to fark up the simple things. It's almost as if once you get things off paper and into the real world there are other variables involved.

It's almost as if you don't understand the written word.

What reason is there to test with monkeys?

We know a human can do it and survive, it's made news and documentaries. We haven't sent a monkey up in quite a long time because we know this.

How is this information that they don't have?

Testing the air tight seals? Easily done with household items maybe a camera for back-up realtime recording, much more so with actual electronics packages.

It positively reeks of intentional and willful ignorance, given the information and science available today. Like I said, a caveman first experimenting with advanced technology. There is a certain creepy and dangerous quality there.

Sure, test the rocket. But cheering over replication of well documented and available information that is unnecessary has that air of a 20 year old celebratin ...


Wow, you sure told him. I'm going to save a screenshot of that one.
 
2013-01-28 03:12:33 PM  
www.internationalhero.co.uk
whatever.
 
2013-01-28 03:13:34 PM  

Derek Force: hmm.. one step closer to a true Starfish Prime senerio..


yeah... this will not end well
 
2013-01-28 03:24:05 PM  

omeganuepsilon: What reason is there to test with monkeys?


Proof to the rest of the world. It's all well and good to say "Hey, all our gauges say we did it right", it's much harder to disprove "We didn't kill the monkey".
 
2013-01-28 03:30:08 PM  
So much hate for Iran. You guys are obviously eager for some more war. Why don't you have a nice little civil war though, leave the rest of us out of it? It'll be just as fun and you won't have to travel all that way! Win/win!
 
2013-01-28 03:33:13 PM  
Been there done that.......
i1244.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-28 03:34:14 PM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: omeganuepsilon: What reason is there to test with monkeys?

Proof to the rest of the world. It's all well and good to say "Hey, all our gauges say we did it right", it's much harder to disprove "We didn't kill the monkey".


That's an odd way of looking at it, as if there were a bet on the table with other countries. Either way it's as easily fudged if they were to lie about it, as several people here have noted already.
 
2013-01-28 03:51:45 PM  

omeganuepsilon: as if there were a bet on the table with other countries.


Do you honestly think that intimidation of other countries isn't a factor, especially with Iran?
 
2013-01-28 04:00:35 PM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: omeganuepsilon: as if there were a bet on the table with other countries.

Do you honestly think that intimidation of other countries isn't a factor, especially with Iran?


Honestly, it is almost as if you have some personal grudge with me, not what I am saying. If you had read my posts in their entirety it would be clear that I think there is some disturbed reasoning at work.
 
2013-01-28 04:01:51 PM  
What an Iranian space monkey may look like:
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-28 04:09:31 PM  

omeganuepsilon: Noticeably F.A.T.: omeganuepsilon: What reason is there to test with monkeys?

Proof to the rest of the world. It's all well and good to say "Hey, all our gauges say we did it right", it's much harder to disprove "We didn't kill the monkey".

That's an odd way of looking at it, as if there were a bet on the table with other countries. Either way it's as easily fudged if they were to lie about it, as several people here have noted already.


Yeah, Iran is weak sauce. What do they have, like, 74.7 million people? And they produce, what, 331 Billion domestically per year? They're not even in the top-20. Pathetic. Even if they did have some sort of inclination to destroy entire races, it's not like they would spend money on things like rockets. The oil producing nation is in the middle of an energy crisis after all. What they need right now is nuclear energy from African Uranium and anti-aircraft power to ward off Israelis.
 
2013-01-28 04:09:35 PM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: omeganuepsilon: What reason is there to test with monkeys?

Proof to the rest of the world. It's all well and good to say "Hey, all our gauges say we did it right", it's much harder to disprove "We didn't kill the monkey".


no. monkeys are notoriously fungible.
 
2013-01-28 04:11:26 PM  
It's not a big deal, the monkey just happened to be in an exhaust vent at the Fordow site at the wrong time
 
2013-01-28 04:13:51 PM  

Wangiss: omeganuepsilon: Noticeably F.A.T.: omeganuepsilon: What reason is there to test with monkeys?

Proof to the rest of the world. It's all well and good to say "Hey, all our gauges say we did it right", it's much harder to disprove "We didn't kill the monkey".

That's an odd way of looking at it, as if there were a bet on the table with other countries. Either way it's as easily fudged if they were to lie about it, as several people here have noted already.

Yeah, Iran is weak sauce. What do they have, like, 74.7 million people? And they produce, what, 331 Billion domestically per year? They're not even in the top-20. Pathetic. Even if they did have some sort of inclination to destroy entire races, it's not like they would spend money on things like rockets. The oil producing nation is in the middle of an energy crisis after all. What they need right now is nuclear energy from African Uranium and anti-aircraft power to ward off Israelis.


Is that you IDW?
/lay off the draino cocktails
 
2013-01-28 04:15:08 PM  
That launch system is totally a peaceful one yeah.
 
2013-01-28 04:18:12 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?

key word "had" Their manned program out distances us.

Hell our unmanned program wouldn't exist if not for Russian engines so NASA fan-boys can shove your Curiosity images up your black-hole.
 
2013-01-28 04:25:55 PM  

omeganuepsilon: Honestly, it is almost as if you have some personal grudge with me, not what I am saying.


Well, when you come into an argument with insults and condescension, it doesn't lead to people putting much effort into debating you.
 
2013-01-28 04:35:51 PM  

omeganuepsilon: Wangiss: omeganuepsilon: Noticeably F.A.T.: omeganuepsilon: What reason is there to test with monkeys?

Proof to the rest of the world. It's all well and good to say "Hey, all our gauges say we did it right", it's much harder to disprove "We didn't kill the monkey".

That's an odd way of looking at it, as if there were a bet on the table with other countries. Either way it's as easily fudged if they were to lie about it, as several people here have noted already.

Yeah, Iran is weak sauce. What do they have, like, 74.7 million people? And they produce, what, 331 Billion domestically per year? They're not even in the top-20. Pathetic. Even if they did have some sort of inclination to destroy entire races, it's not like they would spend money on things like rockets. The oil producing nation is in the middle of an energy crisis after all. What they need right now is nuclear energy from African Uranium and anti-aircraft power to ward off Israelis.

Is that you IDW?
/lay off the draino cocktails


No, just an old Schleswiger tired of militant ethnic bullshiat.
 
2013-01-28 04:42:00 PM  
Persians orbit macaque.
 
2013-01-28 04:55:58 PM  
Looks like they've posted a pic of it's return...

www.chud.com
 
2013-01-28 06:50:29 PM  
This thread, and all the FARKers who can't understand why this is important or why Iran would even need to send a monkey into space, are the reason we'll never accomplish another manned flight to the moon, or any other celestial object, again.

/oh well, shouldn't have expected much from the video game generation
//just go back to pwning n00bs in CoD and selling YouTube videos of the funniest moments, it's better for your precious self esteem than trying to accomplish anything in real life
 
2013-01-28 07:13:58 PM  

Wangiss: No, just an old Schleswiger tired of militant ethnic bullshiat.


Ah, so that's what you're arguing against. No wonder you had to fabricate some BS.

IMO, a pissing contest(joining the space race 60 years too late or veiled demonstrations of power) is not the way to gain global respect.

If they had a clue or three, they'd work more towards ditching sharia law, terrorist ties, and follow up with promoting equality and civil rights and such.

But no no you're right, I'm a militant anti-brown skin bigot, for calling them on it. You're certainly not an apologist at all, nor so liberal you're bent over backwards.
/sarcasm
 
2013-01-28 09:38:09 PM  

omeganuepsilon: Wangiss: No, just an old Schleswiger tired of militant ethnic bullshiat.

Ah, so that's what you're arguing against. No wonder you had to fabricate some BS.

IMO, a pissing contest(joining the space race 60 years too late or veiled demonstrations of power) is not the way to gain global respect.

If they had a clue or three, they'd work more towards ditching sharia law, terrorist ties, and follow up with promoting equality and civil rights and such.

But no no you're right, I'm a militant anti-brown skin bigot, for calling them on it. You're certainly not an apologist at all, nor so liberal you're bent over backwards.
/sarcasm


I'm a progressive minarchist; never been a liberal. I don't think you're a bigot. You must have conflated my posts with someone else's. Go back and read them again.
 
2013-01-28 09:49:05 PM  

Wangiss: You must have conflated my posts with someone else's. Go back and read them again.


Not so much.

Wangiss: No, just an old Schleswiger tired of militant ethnic bullshiat.


The confrontational attitude in combination with the direct implication...

But whatever, troll on broheim.
 
2013-01-29 09:07:28 AM  
 
2013-01-29 10:59:50 AM  

MythDragon: This still pisses me off:
[www.spacetoday.org image 400x327]

Russians sent the dog up without ever intending for her to come back alive. She died a nasty death


Hot.
 
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