While Iran announced, to great fanfare, that it had launched its first monkey into suborbital space and recovered him safely, it then made a great public relations mistake in releasing “before” and “after” pictures of the said Rhesus monkey. The problem was, that not only did the monkey look thorougly miserable in his padding before the trip, after the trip he had appeared to have changed colour and facial markings. Media types cried foul and assumed that there had been a switich suggesting that this was either due to a dead monkey or because the flight had never even taken place. It is more simple than that said official Iranian sources: the pictures were mixed up. Hyperbola gives the Iranian space programme the benefit of the doubt…this time.