Talk about a pointless “scientific” exercise…

In what is likely the very essence of needless duplication of effort, Iran’s fledgling space program plans to send primates into space to…what? Utterly duplicate the efforts of the US and Soviet space program more than a generation ago?

DUBAI: The reports that Iran is planning to send a monkey into space have left animal rights groups frustrated and angry. According to state television, the country’s top space official said after the launch of the Rassad-1 satellite that it would send the monkey in the near future.

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