Ahmadinejad says he wants to be Iran’s first astronaut
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By Associated Press, Updated: Monday, February 4, 3:13 PM
TEHRAN, Iran — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday that he’s ready to take the risk of being the first Iranian astronaut sent into space as part of Iran’s goal of a manned space flight.
“I’m ready to be the first Iranian to sacrifice myself for our country’s scientists,” the official IRNA news agency quoted him as saying in an address to space scientists in Tehran.