Skip to comments.Iran's monkey may not actually have made it back from space alive
Posted on 02/02/2013 2:31:25 AM PST by Corporate Democrat
After Iran released news that it had successfully launched and recovered a monkey from space, some have begun to question whether the launch went as well as reported and whether the monkey actually made it out. Earlier today, France24 andThe Independent both noticed that while the monkey seen in press shots had a prominent mole over one eye, there was no sign of it when the animal appeared later at a press conference. Iran also hasn't released shots of the craft itself after landing, a sharp contrast with the photos released from before the event. The above image from The Independent shows an official shot of the monkey before space on the left, and a similar shot from afterwards on the right.
Since news of the launch was reported firsthand only through official Iranian outlets, it was never a sure thing while people didn't necessarily doubt the story, it was always speculative to some point. Now, though, the images point to a few different possibilities. The most innocuous is that the marking somehow didn't show up well on lower-resolution photos shown after the event, or that it was removed at some point. But if these were indeed different animals, that could mean that the monkey actually died during the journey, or even that the rocket malfunctioned and didn't launch or return correctly. And if that's true, it could be a boon to countries worried an Iranian space program would threaten national security... or raise fears that something less innocuous was being tested.
Would have helped if they had waited for the ship to return before parading the hero monkey out.
Easy ! Space launches remove moles from over right eyes on monkeys. It has just been proven by the Iranians. Miraculous !!
Iran may have done something that Werner Von Braun could have done in the 40’s.
Von Braun also said he could place men an Mars by 1985 if given the funding. I think he could have. $$$ was the only thing holding him back. What a shame he was involved with the Nazis early in his career.
IMO they should have sent Ahmadinejad up in the rocket even though he is not nearly as photogenic as the monkey.
Just wonder when we will have the Iran Apologists come out and claim the media is “lying”....like the did with the nuke facility explosion
Iran just cannot get a sunny day it seems, their bomb plant goes kablooie, their floating drill rig sinks, and their monkey apparently has a severe malfunction, was it rare or well done?
This is ISLAM - lies and deceit are a way of life - the point being is that they have Gone to Infinity and Beyond - this is what happens when you give an undeveloped society satellite TV and they watch Star Trek and actually believe James T. Kirk is real...
Iran is a looser - but dangerous because they have oil money and hate the US - so they get to play like the big boys do - but it never ends well...at least for the rest of us!
They could care less about the monkey. If they can deliver a payload into space, dead or alive, they can deliver that payload basically anywhere in the world. North Korea’s recent satellite launch proved that United States is within reach of their radioactive payloads. These launches are designed to dramatically increase the size of their circle of terror.
The monkey did not survive?....Ya Think!
So, they need a new president now?
Great, now I got to worry about dead monkeys falling out of the sky. Man, it never ends.
Spank the monkey!
Wow...looking at the monkey pictures at the link .... The Iranians can’t even find two monkeys that look remotely the same...
They kill the first one and replace him with another monkey that isn’t even close in looks....
Sort of like replacing Joe Biden with Al Franken and Jay Carney tells us they are the same person....
Where is PETA when you need them.
Oh Yea.. Fellow freeper accusing me of spanking a dead monkey...You don’t know me. I don’t spank a dead monkey. I have special pills for my monkey. My monkey is doing just fine and it doesn’t have any moles on it. Well, a properly placed mole might not be such a bad thing, but no mole. And I have no pictures of it either going up or crashing down.
Don’t bother to reply. I am going off to check on my monkey now. Then I am going to take a shower. Then I will have a cheese omelette with pancakes. Then I have to go to the hospital to check on my sister..she got bit by a moose.
I am sorry about the rant, but at my age I am a little “touchy” about references to my monkey.
"Everybody's got something to hide, 'cept for me and my monkey."
- - The Beatles
Alive, not alive, What does it matter now?