A handout picture released by the Iranian presidency website shows President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaking during a ceremony to mark Iran's National Day of Space Technology in Tehran on February 4, 2013. The writing reads in Farsi "Space Technology Day." AFP PHOTO / HO / IRANIAN PRESIDENCY WEBSITE
On February 4, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced he is ready to be the first Iranian sent to space. Ahmadinejad is currently in his second and last term as president. The announcement comes a week after Iran claims to have successfully launched a monkey into space.
Some netizens could not resist cracking a joke, including United States Senator John McCain.