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Iran hopeful to send man to space in 10 years

TEHRAN (ISNA) - Iran is hopeful it will send man to space within a ten-year program.

Iran is studying a project on traveling people to the space and some universities have examined the issue scientifically, the Head of Iran's Space Agency (ISA) Reza Taghipour told ISNA.


Reza Taghipour


The venture involves different aspects including life in space and the changes in human body due to spacecraft's high speed, he said.

Taghipour then expressed hope Iran could pave the way for dispatching men to space during next ten years.

Elsewhere, he added some Iranian universities are making remote sensing satellites.

Some prestigious universities in Iran including Amirkabir, Elmosanat and Sanatisharif are building remote sensing satellites which can be employed in meteorology, collection of data about the earth surface, forest monitoring and management of natural resources, Taghipour said.

He added the students projects are expected to bear fruit by next three years.

He also continued Iran will definitely launch satellite into orbit by 2011, but the type of the satellite has not been specified yet.

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