Namira Salim: First Pakistani To Visit Space
Namira Salim was born in Karachi. She is a Pakistani explorer and artist based in Monaco and Dubai. She completed her intermediate studies from the Government Commerce College, Karachi. And then, Bachelors in International Business at Hofstra University, New York and studied Masters in International Relations at Columbia University, New York. She is the first Asian to skydive over Mount Everest, during the First Everest Skydives. Namira Salim was short-listed among 100 space tourists in 2005 out of 44,000 candidates. She was appointed as the honorary consul of Pakistan to Monaco in 2011, on the recommendation of the Pakistani government. Namira is the first Pakistani to have reached the North Pole in April 2017 and the South Pole on January 2008. She raised a peace flag on behalf of the nation at the two poles of the world.
Namira’s Affection With Space:
Namira Salim said, My most memorable moment is of a beautiful night sky when my father introduced me to the stars and the Pole Star to be more exact and my journey into space began. She said that I still remember when, at the age of five, I cried and told my parents that I didn’t like to play with toys and just wanted to go to space. I was a dreamer and loved spending my time in the company of the stars in my childhood. According to information about her, she is not the academic type and bookish. She is creative and idealistic. She grows up to become an astronaut.
Namira Salim achievements are following;
- First Pakistani To Touch The North & South Poles
- Scaled The Highest Heights
- Touching The Stars
- Honorary Diplomat
- Raking In The Awards
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On 23 March 2011, Asif Ali Zardari, President of Pakistan negotiated Namira the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Medal of Excellence). Namira Salim was awarded the Trailblazer Award by Pakistan in London in September 2013 for her efforts to promote international peace and harmony. Namira Salim is in the list of Pakistan100’s “Women Power”, because of National Assembly Speaker Fahemida Mirza and former Foreign Ambassador Hina Rabbani Khar.
Namira’s Future Plane:
Namira Salim currently working on developing a Cube Satellite which will be launched in 2020. Because she wants to play messages of peace in orbit in the voices of world leaders. It is a Space Trust project. Moreover, her message is for our politicians to understand the potential outer space offers towards Peace and Space. It can lead our country to a whole new level of peace-making.
What is the mission of the Space Trust?
Namira Salim is the Founder of SpaceTrust. It was founded to support the work of the UN Office. Therefore, the mission of Space Trust is to find innovative solutions for a peaceful world by advocating space as the New Frontier for Peace on Earth. Last September, along with our UN partners, It established the first space conference during the UN General Assembly High-Level Week. Moreover, Its purpose is to advocate space as a sustainable tool for peace-making on Earth.
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