Ahmadinejad says he wants to go into space

Well, that's one place he can go. I've got a few others that might fill the bill also - places that are even less hospitable than outer space. Guardian: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has declared he is prepared to risk his life and become the first human to be sent into space by his country's fledgling space programme. Iran declared last week it had successfully launched a monkey into space and retrieved it alive, which officials hailed as a major step towards their goal of sending humans into space. The launch added to western concerns about Iran's space programme because the same rocket technology could potentially be used to deliver a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile. "I am ready to be the first human to be sent to space by Iranian scientists," Ahmadinejad told a group of scientists in Tehran gathered to celebrate the country's space achievements, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency. Ahmadinejad was speaking at an event organised for the anniversary ...(Read Full Post)