Iran, who can’t manage to assassinate a Saudi diplomat, can’t get it done in space either. Maybe there’s hope yet regarding their nuclear program?
Just what do I mean? Well, Iran has admitted their recent space monkey launch (what else could it be called?) failed.
Sometimes this is referred to as “not meeting all objectives,” other times it comes out as a “non-nominal” effort.
The way ahead suggests that unless the Russians or Chinese do some heavy space lifting on Iran’s behalf, Iran putting a man in space by 2021 may be a success-oriented schedule.
And where’s PETA when you need ‘em?