Science & Tech 28 January 2013 Iran's Space Monkey is the Saddest Monkey You Will See Today Unless you have looked up pictures of other space monkeys. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML Iran has sent a monkey into space (according to Iran). The monkey was not very happy about going into space; the Iranians seem more enthused. The chronology of the pictures, released by the Iranian MoD, is not certain, but judging by the numbered filenames, this appears to be the likely order. The Iranian space monkey all dressed up and ready to go. The Iranian space monkey having second thoughts. The Iranian space monkey is deeply regretting this idea. This is the rocket the Iranian space monkey went into space in. The actual flight was reported by Iran's state-owned Fars news agency to have peaked at 120km, 20km above the international-boundary for space. The monkey, back on earth alive. According to the Iranian government. Before you apportion too much blame to the Iranian government, space monkeys tend not to be very happy. This is Miss Baker, sent to space by the US government in 1959. › Was Adam Afriyie stitched up as a warning to other would-be Tory rebels? Photograph: Iranian Ministry of Defence Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles The view from Google Earth is magnificent – but there's a problem How politicians are preparing for life on Mars Is this the most dramatic death of a star ever recorded?