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Publish Date: 15:16 - 06 March 2013
TEHRAN, YJC. Director of the Astronautic Systems Department of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Space Research Center says that the country is to dispatch man to space in two sub-orbital and orbital phases.

Dr. Mohammad Ebrahimi said in the first Conference on Biospatial Science and Technology that so far man has been sent to space from only 3 countries, the US, Russia, and China.

Ebrahimi said "One of the major goals for the national project of sending astronauts to the space is the acquisition of experience in space exploration and operation, including space control prior to, in, and after the space journey by the astronaut, as well as the conduction of scientific experiments, acquisition of key technologies in space exploration, developing a culture of inter-organizational cooperation, laying grounds for major national projects such as the establishment of space laboratory and station for the Islamic countries, voyage to the moon and other planets, and exploration in the universe.”

He added "A voyage to the moon has been discussed many times in the Supreme Space Commission and maybe in the future it will be given proper thought.”

"Currently a model for the first idea of a human-carrying capsule has been designed. We plan that the spacecraft will have the ability to carry three astronauts, but the initial flight will include one astronaut,” he further said.

Ebrahimi also stressed the need for cooperation with biologists, physiologists, veterinarians, and space medical specialists.

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