Iran to Launch Humans Into Space by 2021?

Iran to launch first manned spaceflight by 2021 – space agency
RIA Novesti

Iran will send its first man into space on board its own spacecraft by 2021, the head of Iran’s Aerospace Agency announced on Thursday.

“Scientific research has already begun in Iran,” Reza Tagipur was quoted by Iranian media as saying. “According to our plans, a successful Iranian manned spaceflight will be carried out before 2021.”

“India and China were able to send their astronauts into space after 15 years of research and preparations. We will also go the same route, but believe we will achieve our goal in a shorter period,” he said.

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