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Exhibition of Iranian artwork in space

Source: Mehr News Agency

The Secretary of the Exhibition of Iranian Artwork in the International Space Station says that Iranian artwork has been exhibited in International Space Station.

A Russian astronaut displays works of Iranian artist Mahmoud Farshchian in the space station

Providing comments on this exhibition, Moein Panahandeh said that "prior to this photo exhibition, Sirous Borzu, father of Iranian space science, had sent art works twice to the station. The first time, the first full copy of the Quran, and the second time, works of maestro Mahmoud Farshchian, the Iranian master of painting and miniature, were sent to the space."

"The International Space Station has been placed in the orbit with a fixed position around 400 km from the earth and all countries have contributed to its construction," he explained about the Space Station.

Panahandeh said "for the photo exhibition we decided to cooperate with the Russian Space Agency, and the Russian astronaut has personally secured taking the works to the space."

A Russian astronaut Iranian printed Quran in the space station

Providing comments on the work exhibited in the space exhibition, he said that "in this exhibition, 6 photos on three topics, namely Iran (anthropology, history, scientific and cultural civilization, Irano-Islamic architecture), astronomical and natural photography (earth pristine natural beauties and the evening sky free of human intervention), and human achievements (the best picture to be shown to an alien to introduce human achievements), are exhibited."

Stating that for the first time in the world a full magazine is being sent to the space by Iran, he said that a magazine, "The Evening Sky", contained photos on the topics mentioned. "It will remain in the space for six months. Scientists of the space station will sign all the pages and return it to the earth," he added.

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