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Iran recovers monkey 'alive' after 120km space odyssey

Iran says it has recovered a monkey "alive" from a rocket after a space odyssey.

State-funded Press TV has broadcast several images claiming they show the monkey before the launch.

Press TV image purporting to show the monkey before the launch. Credit: APTN

Other pictures appeared to show the monkey being strapped into a cushioned brace.

Press TV and Iran's Fars news agency both claimed the monkey was retrieved "alive" after its 120km (72 mile) ascent.

Press TV photo of the Pishgam rocket, 'Pioneer' in Farsi, preparing for launch. Credit: APTN