A report on Sunday the deputy head of Iran's space agency, Hamid Fazeli, as saying the planned launch is part of the country's plans to send a human to space in 2018. Earlier in 2013, Iran claimed it launched a monkey out of the Earth's atmosphere and successfully had it return.

Fazeli was quoted in Sunday’s article as saying animals with a similar weight as monkeys are under consideration as future space test subjects. In September, Iran suggested it may start launching Persian cats into space.


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