Hello kitty, want a ride into space?
Ebrahimi said the Persian cat was the favoured candidate for the mission after tests had been conducted on a number of animals. Tehran -Iran has settled on a Persian cat as the best candidate for its latest trial for a manned space mission it hopes to make by 2020, state media reported on Monday. The feline would be following in the footsteps of a menagerie of dogs and monkeys who were among the early stars of the US and Soviet space programmes in the 1960s.
His announcement drew an angry response from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Iran in January claimed to have successfully launched a live monkey into space and have it land safely back on Earth.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Independent on SaturdaySimilar Stories