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 [...]
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