Ahmadinejad wants to be Iran’s first astronaut

Via: The Telegraph

Via: The Telegraph

 

The Washington post reports

“I’m ready to be the first Iranian to sacrifice myself for our country’s scientists,” the official IRNA news agency quoted him as saying in an address to space scientists in Tehran.  

Space tourist Anousheh Ansari was the first Iranian to make a journey into space aboard a Soyuz TMA-9 capsule from Baikonur, Kazakhastan, in September 2006. The 40-year-old telecommunications entrepreneur paid a reported $20 million for a space station visit. Her journey became an inspiration to women in male-dominated Iran.Iran sent a monkey into space last Monday, describing the launch a successful step toward Tehran’s plan to send an astronaut into space within the next five to six years. The monkey named “Pishgam,” which means pioneer in Farsi, reportedly traveled 120 kilometers (72 miles) and safely returned to Earth.

Does Ahmadinejad have the same PR strategy as Kim Dotcon – say anything at all, no matter how ridiculous, as long as you stay in the news?

Anyway, hot on the heels of a test where Iran sent a monkey into space, and got a different monkey back, I’m all for Ahmadinejad being the next to go up.

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We can only hope the same things happens to him up there.

 


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