Namira Salim is gearing up to make history as she prepares to fly the national flag in space later this year. She will be the first Pakistani astronaut on board Richard Branson’s pioneering space venture, Virgin Galactic.
Salim’s space ambitions began in 2008 when she made history by presenting the first national flag sent to space to former Prime Minister (PM) Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani. This momentous occasion took place during the EU-Pakistan Summit in Brussels in June 2010.
As Namira Salim prepares to venture into space aboard Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft, her journey symbolizes Pakistan’s growing presence in space exploration, marking a significant achievement for the nation.
Virgin Galactic is a spaceflight company within the Virgin Group that aims to provide suborbital spaceflights to space tourists. Virgin Galactic’s purpose is to connect people to the love, wonder, and awe of space travel.
Salim’s journey to space is a testament to her determination and perseverance. She has faced many challenges along the way, but she has never given up on her dream of becoming an astronaut. She is an inspiration to all Pakistanis and a role model for young women around the world.
Salim is excited to fly to space and experience the wonders of the universe. She is also looking forward to inspiring young people in Pakistan to pursue their dreams. She believes that space exploration is important for the future of Pakistan and the world.
“I am proud to be the first Pakistani astronaut,” Salim said. “I hope my journey will inspire young people in Pakistan to dream big and reach for the stars.”