Namira Salim Set to Make History as the First Pakistani to Go Into Space

Virgin Galactic is about to send the first Pakistani citizen to space on a historic mission. Namira Salim, a renowned explorer, will be on board the “Galactic 04” mission, which will depart from Spaceport America in New Mexico on 5 October 2023.

Namira Salim announced on X (formerly known as Twitter) that she will be joining Trevor Beattie and Ron Rosano on the Galactic 04 mission with Virgin Galactic. She said that she hopes her journey will inspire young women, girls, and the global youth to reach for the stars.

In addition to Namira, the flight will also carry Trevor, a renowned British advertising executive, and Ron, a respected American astronomy educator.

Along with the three passengers, Virgin Galactic’s Chief Astronaut Instructor, Beth Moses, will also be on the flight. Kelly Latimer and C.J. Sturckow will pilot the VSS Unity spacecraft, and Nicola Pecile and Jameel Janjua will pilot the VMS Eve, the carrier aircraft that will take Unity into space.

This will be Virgin Galactic’s fourth commercial spaceflight in four months, following successful flights in June, August, and September.

It is worth noting that Namira is a seasoned adventurer, having previously visited both the North and South Poles. She was also one of the first 100 people to book a seat on a Virgin Galactic flight in 2006, for $200,000 —a price that has since increased to $450,000.

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  • Kindly remove the picture of Musharraf from here. He single handedly destroyed the Space Program of Pakistan. It was during his time when he threw away Civlian Space Scientists and Engineers and replaced them with Army officers. Now only a Major General General can become a Head of SUPARCO (Pakistan’s space Program). The current head of Pakistani Space Program is a Major General. So these Army Officers are literally responsible for the demise of SUPARCO.

    • it never happened Musrefff was the one who ordered the Pakistani space race, and the people who removed the space race which started with General Zia were destroyed by Asif Zardari sorry Aadrdari sab he wanted money for himself and others of his parties member and also to Kiss Indian government Ass and sucking there penis too

  • She bought a ticket to go to Space. Any rich person can buy a space ticket now a days. You can visit Virgin Galactic website and can book a ticket. So how come it is an achievement?

    • this is not a plane, ok this is a science people go to space do you know how many Pakistanis who live outside their country heard about this space race and wanted to be an astronaut hundreds of them and I am one of them and you don’t need to be rich to go to space ok you just need to educate your self about the space race learn Astronomy then you might under stand this

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