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    Iran launched a monkey into space and then recovered it. Altitude was 75-miles.

    True the launch reached space however there is much media hype over what this means (not to mention comments by govt officials). Although this launch vehicle might be a threat nearby countries it would not be a threat to the USA or western Europe.

    This launch was far from putting a monkey into low earth orbit; to that the launch vehicle had to reach a velocity of around 17,000 mph at an altitude of 100-miles.

    The Iran launch was basicly a sounding rocket - shot straight up to 75-miles where its final acent velocity is zero mph.

    In the USA amateur rocketers have reached more than 62-miles in launches from Nevada.

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    There is a post that I would soooooooo love to make......

    ......but the politically correct police brigade would tear me to shreds !
    If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !