Iran's space monkey is merely a PR stunt
Despite the claims by Iran that their recent rocket launch is a breakthrough in their space program, experts say nothing new has been achieved.
Iran announced Monday that it launched a ballistic missile carrying a Rhesus monkey to a height of 120 kilometers above earth. The monkey was reported to have returned safely and the experiment heralded a technological breakthrough for the Islamic Republic. According to experts however, it was little more than a publicity exercise and had no scientific, technological or military significance.