Dec 14, 2013, 2:20 PM
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Defense minister congratulates successful launch of research rocket

Tehran, Dec 14, IRNA - Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan congratulated the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameneie and the government and nation over the successful launch of a research rocket on saturday.

Dehqan made the remarks during the unveiling ceremony of 12 indigenous technological products in the field of cyber, adding the Iranian scientists and experts have designed and implemented programs for sending live creatures into space for many years.

He said Iran’s first rocket carrying live creature (monkey) was sent into space January 28, 2013.

Iranian scientists and experts have successfully launched a research rocket, sending second monkey into space Saturday morning.

The rocket which was launched on the first day of the national Research Week, carried Iran’s second space monkey, Fargam, and safely returned to the Earth after 15 minutes.