Pakistan's pride Namira Salim starts training for space journey in US
She was the first Pakistani to hoist the national flag at both the North and South poles
ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) - Pakistan’s first astronaut Namira Salim has started training in the United States for her space journey.
She said that on the first day of training, she and other astronauts learnt about fitting spacesuits and parachutes to perfection.
In her statement issued from United States, she said, “We are also trained about the functionality of our custom-made seats in the spaceship and how to fasten and unfasten our seat belts so we leave our seats in zero gravity well oriented and take the necessary steps to maximise our experience in space.”
“We have also learnt to make gentle movements not to bump into windows or fellow astronauts and how to naturally drift when floating in zero gravity,” she said.
There will be more exciting second day of training tomorrow (Thursday) and it will be full of surprises, she said.
Namira Salim is the first woman from Pakistan, who also has the honour of hoisting the national flag at both the North and South poles.
Salim recently met caretaker Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Murtaza Solangi before her departure to the US for her onward journey to space.
Namira is determined to raise the Pakistani flag in space as her journey is a sign of Pakistan’s growing presence in space exploration.