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Pakistan’s First Female Astronaut Set to Reach New Heights

Namira Salim, the first female astronaut from Pakistan, has arrived in the United States to embark on her historic journey to space. She will be travelling aboard the Virgin Galactic commercial space liner.

Namira, who is based in Dubai, has previously made her mark by hoisting the Pakistani flag at the North Pole in 2007. Her celestial expedition is set to begin on October 5. She travelled to Dallas, Texas from Karachi to prepare for her journey.

Expressing her gratitude for the support she has received from her country, Namira said, “I am very grateful that my country has supported me a lot. I will take the flag of Pakistan into space with great pride.”

Namira is not new to adventures. In 2007 and 2008, she hoisted the Pakistani flag at the North and South Poles respectively. This time, she will be part of Virgin Galactic’s mission and will have her seat in the cabin of the company’s VSS Unity spacecraft.

She is among the first 100 people who purchased tickets from this American company for space tourism. She had bought the ticket for this trip in 2006 and now she is getting a chance to visit space.

This year, Virgin Galactic succeeded in taking its first commercial flight to space. In August and September, the company launched its first space flight for tourists into space.

Namira’s journey is not just a personal achievement but also a moment of pride for Pakistan. She will be making history as the first Pakistani woman to travel to space.

In an era where space exploration is no longer confined to a select few, Namira Salim's participation in Virgin Galactic's mission highlights the democratization of space travel and the infinite possibilities that lie beyond our planet's boundaries. Her story is a testament to the power of ambition, dedication, and the pursuit of dreams, encouraging all to reach for the stars.

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