Iran Test Fires Rocket

02.03.10 | FL News Team

(Tehran)  --  Iran has carried out a successful test-fire of a satellite carrier rocket.  State media report the test-fire occurred earlier today, and the rocket was carrying live animals -- two turtles, a mouse and worms.  Iran's president called the launch a breakthrough and said he hoped Iran will send its own astronauts into space soon.  Western nations have expressed worries that the same long-range ballistic technology used to put satellites into orbit could be used to launch warheads.  Iran has denied plans to use it in that way.