Iran announced that they were planning on shooting a monkey into space with one of their Kavoshgar-5 rockets. Western officials were worried that the Islamic Republic was really just testing its own ability to create long-range ballistic missiles. Thankfully Iran has failed to send a rhesus monkey into Earth’s orbit. Iran postponed its plans on October 3rd to send a monkey into space. Iran has already sent a rat, turtles and worms to space by its Kavoshgar-3 rocket in 2010. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that his country plans on putting a man into space by 2017.