Ahmadinejad ready to be the first Iranian sent into space

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday that he’s ready to take the risk of being the first Iranian astronaut sent into space as part of Iran’s goal of a manned space flight. “I’m ready to be the first Iranian to sacrifice myself for our country’s scientists,” the official IRNA news agency quoted him as saying in […]

Syrian astronaut defected and fled to Turkey

Turkish Anatolia news agency reported that Syrian Air Force pilot Mohammed Ahmed Ferris  ( pictured  first from left) who became the first Syrian astronaut, fled to Turkey on Sunday after he announced his defection from the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. The agency also reported that before crossing into Turkey he stopped at the headquarters […]