January 28, 2013 | 207 notes Iran Sends Terrified Monkey to Space Iran claims to have sent a rocket into sub-orbital space with a small monkey on board. The photo, released by Iranian state media, shows the monkey after its “safe” return to Earth. - Read more at WashingtonPost.com. Photo by: Mashregnews.ir Ed note: Ever wonder what types of animals have been to space? The answer is quite surprising.