Iran sends monkey into space!

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America may not have a space program anymore, but thankfully Iran is picking up the slack!

TheBlaze had reported:

Iran said Monday it has successfully sent a monkey into space, describing the launch as another step toward Tehran’s goal of a manned space flight. This news comes after it failed in a similar mission in October 2011.

According to a brief report on state TV, the rocket dubbed Pishgam, or Pioneer in Farsi, reached a height of 120 kilometers (72 miles). The report gave no other details on the timing or location of the launch, but said the monkey safely returned to earth. 

“You know that foam that they spray into things, you know, like you’re ‑‑ like when you’re doing insulation in your home? That’s what they did. They took a monkey, they put him in, I don’t even know, like a box and just sprayed foam around him and he’s all strapped in and it’s the saddest picture you’ve ever seen. And I thought to myself, where are all the PETA people? Where all the people on the left? Where are the people on the left that cry out when we’re taking and we’re taking monkeys and we’re doing cancer research, cancer research. And they all have to protest and everything else. Where are they protesting about what they did to this monkey?” Glenn said.

“The only reason why they’re doing that is because they’re making missiles,” he continued. “So you’re torturing an animal and you’re doing this research for nuclear weapons.”


*This article was originally titled “Iran sends monkey to the moon!”. While we enjoyed the alliteration in the title, we decided it was a little misleading and changed it. Sorry for the confusion, and thank you to those who read the full article in context.

  • Sam Fisher

    I bet that monkey became some one’s lunch down there. The left are silent because they hate Israel as much as they do. The enemy of my enemy mentality.

  • Soulphoenix

    That is a GREAT picture of Ahmadinejad – best I’ve seen him look in years.

    • Anonymous

       OK, Soulphoenix, I’m still laughing!! Awesome comment.

  • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    So did they send Pelosi? Sure looks like it.

  • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Understand this – if they can send a monkey into space and eventually a satellite they have then the technology to mount a nuclear device and use it. The game is getting much more dangerous.

    • nutt

      They’ve had satellites since 2005.

  • Sharmane

    That poor little face just makes me feel so sorry for the little creature.  This is reprehensible.  However, I can think of a few people I would love to send to the moon on a one way ride, but I won’t mention names.

  • Anonymous

    To the moon?  You mean space right?

  • Anonymous

    How do we really know if they sent a monkey into near space?  Maybe they lied and just strapped a monkey into a foam seat , took a picture, and then shot off a rocket.  I don’t believe anything they say.   

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  • Karen Rose

    This is also what they do to humans in Iran…and who knows if they have sent a human in one of their missiles…we wouldn’t know, because the missiles blow up. They are just like hilter, as for as I am concerned…They just unveiled a new finger cutter machine in Iran, and put it on the air…The Iran government is DESPICABLE, worthless, morally reprehensible, deserving to be despised…May the Lord save the people that want out of there.

  • Anonymous

    Haven’t read all the comments but I was wondering how the country of Iran ran while Ahmadinayad traveled into space ????

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, I didn’t mean to insult the monkey ….

  • Anonymous

    Seems those perverted Iranians are into a bit of animal bondage – I’m surprised they didn’t dress him in leather – and they obviously don’t have the smarts, the humanity, the common sense or the decency to see what a sick and nasty picture this leave in the minds of civilised people all over the world. They might be able, like the North Koreans to find the money to shoot a rocket into space – but like the North Koreans they are just stupid.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like they still can’t get rid of Ahmadinenejad… time push the destruct button..

  • Anonymous

    Sent the monkey because the Christians they had were too beat up to be photographed.

  • Don Zweifel

    Haw heck… they could have sent Amanijihad instead… however NATO should have given him an E Ticket to the moon and then we’d be rid of the nincompoop….

    But alas… his wait for the Madhi to come out of the well shall have been in vain…. 

  • Anonymous

    Monkey, moon, space and Iran doesn’t seem to work together but, who cares no one is going to volunteer for that, only a monkey.  He doesn’t look to happy with the decision they made for him.  Bless his heart he did even get to make his own decision.  Sounds just like to people who live in Iran….

  • dennis reilly

    It’s so sad

  • Elizabeth Bracy

    The rhesus (I believe) monkey is terrifed, look at his face.

  • Joy

    Your right except this little guy is lot better looking and has better instincts.   Seriously, this poor little guy is terrified and stressed to the max and helpless.

  • Joy

    Your right except this little guy is lot better looking and has better instincts.   Seriously, this poor little guy is terrified and stressed to the max and helpless.

  • landofaahs

    That’s nothing we sent one…..Jackass to the White House.

  • landofaahs

    I was going to say to Iran “Ha Ha well we sent one to the White House”  but then I figured that the statement could be viewed as racist by the paranoid left and decided to say we sent a Jackass to the White House.  You know the true symbol of the Democrat party.

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