Pakistan’s first female astronaut, Namira Salim, is making history by travelling to space. The space tourism business Virgin Galactic Holdings will take her on this heavenly trip on October 5.
Namira Pakistan’s first female astronaut
Namira was chosen as Astronaut No. 6 by Virgin Galactic’s Founder Astronaut Richard Branson. This upcoming space voyage will be a historic milestone for Namira and Pakistan, demonstrating the country’s growing commitment in space exploration.
Namira Salim has a long record of adventure and travel.
She was named Pakistan’s first astronaut by the government in 2006.
And she served as the country’s honorary tourism ambassador in 2007.
Namira is the first Pakistani to reach the North Pole in 2007, the South Pole in 2008, and to skydive over Mount Everest in 2008. She was awarded the ‘Tamgha-e-Imtiaz’ (Medal of Excellence) in 2011.
Caretaker Minister’s Acknowledged
The Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Murtaza Solangi, praised Namira Salim’s future space journey as a sign of Pakistan’s growing leadership in space exploration and a tremendous achievement for the country.
Solangi expressed congratulations and best wishes for her victory on behalf of the Government of Pakistan and its people.
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