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IRAN RELAUNCHES SPACE AMBITIONS AFTER UPROAR OVER SATELLITES

IRAN RELAUNCHES SPACE AMBITIONS AFTER UPROAR OVER SATELLITES Iran's on-off space programme has received a boost after a recent satellite launch was seen to annoy Washington, with Tehran dusting off plans for a manned mission, perhaps with Moscow's assistance. "Ten skilled pilots are currently undergoing difficult and intensive training so that two of them... can be selected for the space launch," the head of the science ministry's aerospace research centre, Fathollah Omi, told the state broadcaster last week. He said the plan was to put humans into suborbital space "in less than eight years".   More



(Source: Geo News, Pakistan - Sep 17)

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