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Namira Salim to Make History as First Pakistani in Space

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Pakistani adventurer Namira Salim will become the first from Pakistan to venture into space aboard Virgin Galactic's "Galactic 04" mission. (PHOTO: Dawn Images)

Pakistani Adventurer Namira Salim Prepares to Soar into Space Aboard Virgin Galactic’s ‘Galactic 04’ Mission

Pakistani adventurer Namira Salim is poised to become the first from her country to venture into space aboard Virgin Galactic’s “Galactic 04” mission, launching on October 5th from New Mexico.

Namira Salim

Pakistani adventurer Namira Salim will become the first from Pakistan to venture into space aboard Virgin Galactic’s “Galactic 04” mission. (PHOTO: Gulf News)

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Namira Salim Prepares to Make History as First Pakistani in Space

Namira Salim is about to make history as the first Pakistani to travel to space. Her groundbreaking journey is set to take place on Virgin Galactic’s “Galactic 04” mission, scheduled for liftoff on October 5th from New Mexico’s Spaceport America. According to the published article in Space, joining Namira Salim on this suborbital adventure are British advertising executive Trevor Beattie and American astronomy educator Ron Rosano.

Nalim Salim expressed her excitement on social media, emphasizing her mission to inspire girls, women, and youth globally to reach for the stars. “Thrilled to take to the #stars with @trevorbmbagency and @ronrosano aboard #Galactic04 with @virgingalactic,” she tweeted.

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Mission Details and Namira Salim’s Remarkable Journey

The mission will use Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity space plane, with a crew that includes Beth Moses, Virgin Galactic’s chief astronaut instructor, as well as pilots Kelly Latimer and C.J. Sturckow. The carrier plane, VMS Eve, will be piloted by Nicola Pecile and Jameel Janjua, releasing Unity at an altitude of approximately 45,000 feet before the space plane ignites its rocket motor for the suborbital journey.

Namira Salim, an adventurer, and founder of the nonprofit Space Trust, has a history of exploration, having been the first Pakistani to visit both the North and South Poles. She secured her ticket with Virgin Galactic back in 2006 when it cost $200,000, showcasing her long-standing commitment to space travel and the evolving landscape of commercial spaceflight, where ticket prices have since risen to $450,000.

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