Iran announced that it is planning to shoot a Persian cat into outer space, according to reports.
Iran launched a monkey into orbit in January as part of its space research program, which experts believe could be cover for a military program.
YNet news reported:
Monday’s report by the official IRNA news agency quotes space official Mohammad Ebrahimi as saying the next animal could be the distinctive Persian cat, a long-haired, flat-faced breed named after
Iran says it plans to send a human into space by 2018.
“No other details were given,” according to the report.