Lifted from Liveleak- Iran plans to launch humans into outer space 15:37 21 August 2008 New Scientist Space and Reuters Iran plans to send a crude rocket into space in the next 10 years, state television said on Thursday, just days after the Islamic Republic announced it had put a dummy satellite into orbit. "One of the aims of Iran's 10-year space programme is to send a manned rocket into space," state television quoted Reza Taghipour, the head of Iran's More..aerospace organisation, as saying. "Within the next six months to one year, the exact date of this mission will be determined." Taghipour said Iran would cooperate with Islamic countries in building a satellite that the television report said would be called "Besharat", meaning "good news". He also said Iran was working with Russia and other Asian states to launch another satellite. Only three other nations have launched humans into space - Russia, the US and China. Embroiled in a standoff with the West over its nuclear ambitions, Iran said on Sunday it had put a dummy satellite into orbit on a home-grown rocket for the first time. US security officials said the launcher failed shortly after lift-off and did not reach its intended position. But Charles Vick, a senior analyst for the GlobalSecurity.org research group, said Iran appeared to have succeeded in igniting the second stage of its booster rocket and gained data that will help it perfect its launch system. The long-range ballistic technology used to put satellites into space can also be used for launching weapons. Iran says it has no such intention. The West accuses Iran of seeking to build a nuclear warhead, a charge Tehran denies, insisting its nuclear ambitions are aimed at generating electricity so it that it can export more of its massive oil and gas reserves. My Bold- Yeah, im sure Iran is planning on giving the "good news"