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Iran launches spacesuit production

Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran

Iran says it has launched production of spacesuits along with its attempts to produce spacecrafts.

Photos: Evolution of the NASA spacesuits

Mohammad Ebrahimi told Mehr News that Iran has plans to send human to outer space, and that technology for spacesuit production is hi-tech, attainment of which is very expensive and needs high knowledge as well.

"Iran has moved into this technology recently, joining few countries in the field," he added.

The head of Aerospace Research Institute (ARI) of Iran also asserted that sanctions have not held back Iran from space facilities, and Iran has embarked on the project for production of these critical facilities and remaining in the space competitions.

"By next 8 years, Iran will gain the technical knowledge of spacesuit design and development. The technology is highly expensive, the production cost of it being tantamount to the price of one kilogram of gold," he explained.

"As project manager, the Institute will cooperate with Shiraz Mechanics Research Institute, and we estimate that spacesuits will be produced by the time Iran sends man to outer space," he asserted.

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