Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he's ready to be the first Iranian astronaut sent into space as part of Iran's goal of manned space flight.
Ahmadinejad says he's willing to sacrifice his life for Iran's ambitious space program.
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His comments were reported on Monday by the official IRNA news agency.
Iran sent a monkey into space last Monday, describing the launch a successful step toward Tehran's plan to send an astronaut into space within the next five to six years.
In 2010, Iran said it launched an Explorer rocket into space carrying a mouse, a turtle and worms.
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