The Iranian space agency reportedly launched and returned a monkey on a parabolic flight to space in January 2013. However, news reports of the event are now in dispute with pictures of two different primates before and after surfacing in international media. The alleged space flight raises the possibility that the space effort did not occur as Iranian media reported.
Even if Ahmadinejad were to be launched into space, the question remains would he be the first Iranian?
Ansari did not monkey-around.