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Iran Celebrates World Space Week

The ICT minister says that in addition to putting locally developed satellites into orbit, Iran will send an astronaut into space with the assistance of other nations
Iran Celebrates World Space WeekIran Celebrates World Space Week

ICT Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi and directors of Iran’s space program kick-started a weeklong event that coincides with World Space Week.
In a series of events, starting with the Saturday gathering in Tehran, Iranian authorities will highlight the latest developments in the country’s space program and provide local tech firms active in the sector with a platform to showcase their services.
Addressing the gathering, Jahromi quoted a dialogue from the American movie “Interstellar” calling on participants to think big and set their sights on the space horizons.
The futuristic movie pictures a time when dust storms and other calamities are torturing the earth. That is when Joseph Cooper, played by Matthew McConaughey, a former NASA pilot, and his team are sent to another galaxy in search of a habitable planet through a wormhole.


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