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8 Dec 2023

Iran Launches Animals into Space As It Revives Bid for Human Missions

Iran has launched a 500kg biological capsule with animals to a 130km orbit, advancing its space program amid tensions with the West. Details on the species of animals aboard were not disclosed by state media or Iran's Telecommunications Minister. The launch aligns with Iran's objective to send humans into space, continued to increase Western concerns. [Source](https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/12/6/iran-restarts-sending-bio-capsules-into-space-on-way-to-human-missions)