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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 24
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2013-01-28 11:47:39 AM  
4 votes:

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 10:42:04 AM  
3 votes:
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 12:19:46 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:13:35 PM  
2 votes:
Muslim Space Monkeys! I think this is the better band name.
2013-01-28 11:23:09 AM  
2 votes:

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 11:14:57 AM  
2 votes:

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 11:14:06 AM  
2 votes:
Shouldn't this have had the img1.fark.net tag?
2013-01-28 10:46:51 AM  
2 votes:

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?


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The savages!
2013-01-28 10:46:22 AM  
2 votes:

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 10:36:36 AM  
2 votes:
I totally sent a satellite into orbit this weekend. Trust me, I've officially confirmed it.
2013-01-28 06:50:29 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:45:27 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:37:40 PM  
1 votes:
Congratulations Iran on evolving to the 1960s.
2013-01-28 12:29:32 PM  
1 votes:

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 11:56:18 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:39:34 AM  
1 votes:
Iranian Space Monkey might just be my new login. Or band name.

Or both.
2013-01-28 11:22:15 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:59:52 AM  
1 votes:
old news: Balloon Boy, new news: Iran's Rocket Monkey. Same story, check the garage.
2013-01-28 10:54:18 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:43:32 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:43:19 AM  
1 votes:
www.spxdaily.com: look at the monkey, look at the silly monkey
2013-01-28 10:40:58 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:32:01 AM  
1 votes:
Huh?
2013-01-28 10:02:56 AM  
1 votes:
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