The country inaugurates its space program with a rocket launch, but many observers fear that more than scientific inquiry is at play
By Gregory MonePosted 02.05.2008 at 12:08 pm 0 Comments
The U.S. State Department is not happy about yesterdays celebratory announcement and rocket launch in Iran. Revealing the opening of a new space center, Iran also launched a rocket, the Explorer-1, towards the heavensalthough whether it actually got to space is up for debate, since Irans first domestically built rocket, sent skyward last year, may have failed to reach orbit. Iran says this effort is all about scientific and technological development, but the international community is clearly concerned that the country isnt just envisioning using these rockets to launch satellites.