Iran Tries to Pass Off $20 Walmart Costume as Space Suit – Futurism

Posted: February 12, 2020 at 9:44 am

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Irans Minister of Information and Communications Technology Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi uploaded an image to Twitter last week with the caption astronaut costume #bright_future.

But users were quick to point out that the alleged space suit was actually a $20 Halloween costume, soldby online retailers including Amazon and Walmart.

The smoking gun is what appears to be two outlines one rectangular and one round, on the chest area of the suit that perfectly align with two fake NASA patches found on the childrens costume, The Drive points out.

After being founded in 2004, Irans space agency has launched a number of satellites into orbit over the last decade but has yet to send any astronauts into space.

The preposterous tweet feels reminiscent of previous attempts by Irans Revolutionary Guard Crops, a paramilitary militia, to pass off a Qaher 313 stealth fighter mockup as the real thing theres still no evidence it can actually fly, despite unconvincing video footage of a test flight involving a small-scale drone, The National Interest reported in October.

The militia even claimed to have developed, or helped develop, the US Space Shuttle in a recently erected billboard, according to The Drive.

Its a tough era for Irans space efforts. An Iranian satellite Zafar 1 failed to reach a high enough speed on Sunday to enter orbit after liftoff, as Space.com reports.

READ MORE: Iranian Minister Tried To Pass Off A $20 Halloween Costume As A Real Spacesuit [The Drive]

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