Ahmadinejad says ready for space 'sacrifice'

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Ahmadinejad says ready for space 'sacrifice'

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Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has volunteered to become his country’s first astronaut.

Flushed with the success of last week’s monkey space flight, Ahmadinejad wants to go where no Iranian has gone before.

In 2011 he promised Iran would send a man into space by 2019, although few at the time could have thought he was thinking of himself.