Dec 14, 2013, 5:03 PM
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President congratulates successful launch of Fargam explorer to space

Tehran, Dec 14, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday congratulated successful launch of second astronaut monkey, Fargam, into space and its safe return.

The President said that thank God, Iranian astronauts launched into the space the second monkey, Fargam, on the first day of the Week of Research, the `Pajouhesh’ explorer and landed in full safety and health.

The president congratulated the Supreme Leader and noble Iranian nation on the success and wished Iranian scientists and researchers would go ahead with further progress.

The explorer 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.

The liquid-fueled rocket was sent to 120 km high into the space to help develop Iran’s space research works providing Iranian scientists with the necessary data to develop space technology know-how.

During the 15-minute mission, the Iranian scientists have successfully measured signals coming from the explorer including its gas combination and vital signs of the space monkey.

Iran’s first explorer was launched into space carrying a monkey on January 28, 2013.