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Pakistan’s first female astronaut is going to space

Arshad Khan

Namira was congratulated and wished well on behalf of Anwarul Haque Kakar, Prime Minister of the Caretaker Government of Pakistan.

For the first time, a woman from Pakistan is going to space. The astronaut’s name is Namira Salim. He will start his journey to space on October 5. This information is known from a report of Pakistani media Geo News.

According to reports, Namira lives in Dubai. Earlier in 2007, he won the North Pole and flew the flag of Pakistan. This time he will travel to space.

Space travel company Virgin Galactic Holdings has announced a new flight next month, with Namira as astronaut number 6. He was given the seat by Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson.

The government of Pakistan officially recognized Namira as the first astronaut in 2006. In 2007, he was appointed as Pakistan’s Tourism Ambassador. In the same year Namira won the North Pole in 2008 and the South Pole. No Pakistani has achieved this feat before. Namira became the first Asian to skydive from Mount Everest in 2008.

Pakistan’s Information Minister Murtaza Solanki wished Namira’s space journey. He said, this journey of Namira Salim is proof of Pakistan’s growing presence in space. A great achievement for the country. Namira also told the minister about his preparations at that time.

Namira was congratulated and wished well on behalf of Anwarul Haque Kakar, Prime Minister of the Caretaker Government of Pakistan. He said, Nasim is a role model for all women. The young generation will now know the name of Pakistan from any part of the world. He said, Namira Salim’s efforts will help Pakistan project a positive image around the world as a peaceful and developing country.

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