Iran's Space Organization plans to send a live monkey into space onboard a rocket called Kavoshgar-5 (explorer-5) in August, organization chief Hamid Fazeli announced on Monday.
The space capsule designed to carry a live monkey was unveiled by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in February.
"The Kavoshgar-5 rocket will be launched during the month of Mordad (July 23 to August 23) with a 285-kg capsule carrying a monkey to an altitude of 120 km," Fazeli stated.
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