Monkey business? US unsure of Iran’s space claims

February 4, 2013 • National News

CAPTION CORRECTION, REMOVES SECOND SENTENCE AND ADDS NEW INFORMATION THAT THE MONKEY DEPICTED IN THE PHOTO IS NOT THE SAME ONE THE IRANIANS SENT INTO SPACE – In this picture obtained from the Iranian Students News Agency, ISNA, scientists surround a monkey ahead of a space launch in an undisclosed location in Iran. One of two official packages of photos of Iran’s famed simian space traveler depicted the wrong monkey, but a primate really did fly into space and return safely to Earth, a senior Iranian space official confirmed Saturday. One set of pictures showed a relatively dark-Login to read more

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