Namira Salim (Artist)

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2017-06-15 02:53:31Namira Salim
Belonging to a Pakistani family settled in Southern France Namira Saleem has materialized her dreams when she is hardly 35 years old. She is single and lives with her parents. She always had a strong belief in her dreams, and most of them had come true. She made her mark as a professional astronaut who has been to the South Pole and as well as the North Pole and has breathed there, all happy and proud. She has been able to hoist Pakistan’s flag at the poles.[1] Belonging to a - Pakistani family Namira, being the only Pakistani member of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial space liner, is widely known as the first Pakistani to travel into space.
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Namira Salim

  • Famous As:

    Astronaut

  • Nationality:

    Pakistan

  • Residence:

    Southern France

  • Education:

    Columbia University alumni & Hofstra University alumni

  • Religion:

    Islam

  • Profession:

    Explorer and Artist

  • Awards :

    On 23 March 2011, H.E. Asif Ali Zardari, President of Pakistan conferred Namira with one of the country's highest civil decoration Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Medal of Excellence) & She was awarded the Power 100 Trailblazer Award by Pakistan Power 100, in London in September 2013

  • Born
  • Date:

    1975

  • Place:

    Southern France

  • Career
  • Occupation(s):

    Explorer and Artist and Astronaut

  • Achievements:

    She is the first Pakistani to have reached the North Pole in April 2007 and the South Pole in January 2008

  • Skydive:

    Mount Everest during the historic First Everest Skydives 2008

  • Member of:

    Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial space liner

  • North Pole:

    Reached the North Pole in April 2007

  • South Pole:

    Reached the South Pole in January 2008

  • In October 2007:

    Suborbital Spaceflight at the NASTAR Center in the United States, under the supervision of Virgin Galactic

  • In February 2008:

    She presented her Sub-Orbital Spaceflight Training Certificate to former President Pervez Musharraf

About

Namira Salim Sky dived
Namira Salim Sky dived

Namira the Astronaut

Namira Salim Space Girl
Namira Salim Space Girl
Namira Saleem is a lady of Pakistani origin who has lived most of her life in the United Arab Emirates and Monaco.She is the only Pakistani to have been chosen to be a member of the world’s first commercial space liner, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic. This has given her the distinction of soon to become the first Pakistani to travel to space and also Pakistan’s first Astronaut. Namira was among the 100 space tourists that were shortlisted from 44 thousand applicants in 2005.To be a part of this historic journey with Virgin Galactic, Namira has trained and has also qualified for the suborbital spaceflight. The training was conducted under Virgin Galactic’s supervision at the NASTAR Center in the United States.Namira is also an artist and has conducted several exhibits under the Patronage of Royalty from the UAE.As a result of her artistic and polar exploits Namira Salim also promotes peace and goodwill for which she has been honored.[2] Namira Salim also - promotes peace

South Poles

Namira Salim
Namira Salim
She had been to the South Pole earlier and now she has become the first Pakistani to reach the top of the world - the Geographic North Pole. She awaits her space flight and is due to become the first Pakistani to travel into space in 2008. She has completed her necessary training in America and now she is ready for her space mission. It is a great Honor as no other Pakistani has ever done this and she surely deserves to be appreciated. Namira said it was her childhood dream to become an astronaut. She will undertake the two-hour long space journey which would take place in this very year of 2008. It will be a sub-orbital flight which will break the boundary between earth and space and she will have the honor and thrill of staying there for 15 minutes. For this, she will receive “Commercial Astronaut Wing” from the US Federal Aviation Authority.[3] She had been to the - South Pole She completed her last term of training in a TS-400 Simulator. During the simulator she experienced weightlessness and other forces which are encountered while being in a space flight and now she is completely ready after enjoying and having learnt from all these experiences.[4] she experienced -   weightlessness

North Pole

Namira Salim Great Women
Namira Salim Great Women
Her latest experience of being at the North Pole was quite very enriching. She was extremely happy when she conveyed her feelings from a satellite phone. “It is great honor to represent my country as the first Pakistani citizen at the Geographic North Pole during the ‘International Polar Year’ that marks the challenge of climate change our planet faces”, Namira told this from the North Pole through a satellite phone. [5] North Pole was quite - enriching “As I hoist the Pakistan flag at the pinnacle of our planet, I convey a universal message of peace and to assert to the global community that Pakistani nation is peace loving and tolerant nation,

Affiliation

Namira Salim
Namira Salim
Based in Southern France, Namira has deep affiliation with innovative art and multi-dimensional mixed media, some created around poetry she writes and some are musical she incorporates into songs in her own voice. Her collectibles and decorative art objects also come along her to support global causes. Namira created a specialized line of musical art objects with built-in messages in the voices of renowned altruists, first unveiled at the United Nations in May 2002. [6] created a specialized - musical art

Awards

Namira Salim with Pervez Musharraf
Namira Salim with Pervez Musharraf
Through all her art exhibits and polar expeditions, Namira Salim has been honored for avidly promoting Peace and goodwill. On 23 March 2011, H.E. Asif Ali Zardari, President of Pakistan conferred Namira with one of the country's highest civil decoration Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Medal of Excellence). She was awarded the Power 100 Trailblazer Award by Pakistan Power 100, in London in September 2013 for her efforts to promote international peace and harmony. Namira Salim also had the distinction of being placed on the Pakistan Power 100’s “Women Power 100” list amongst other eminent personalities like former National Assembly Speaker Fahemida Mirza and former Foreign Minister Hina Rabanni Khar.[7] www khaleej  -   times.com [8] namira salims beyond - the poles

About More

Namira Salim Beautiful Photo
Namira Salim Beautiful Photo
In addition to the above, Ms. Namira has multiple achievements under her belt. Some of these are:
  •    She is quite an explorer and in April of 2007 she became the first Pakistani to reach the North Pole. Following that, in January 2008 she became the first Pakistani to reach the South Pole. Thus she is the first Pakistani (not Pakistani woman) to have reached the North and South Pole.
  •    She is also credited for being the first Pakistani (yes, first Pakistani again) and also the first Asian to have sky dived over the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest in 2008 during the First Everest Skydives.
  •    She has the distinction to have been recognized as the first Pakistani Astronaut by the Government of Pakistan when she was officially recognized by our Ministry of Interior.
  •    She is the recipient of Pakistan’s highest civil award, the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, conferred to her by the President of Pakistan in 2011.[9] first Asian to have  -   sky dived
These achievements of Namira are nothing short of amazing considering her Pakistani origins. Some people argue that she is not really Pakistani as she has never really lived in Pakistan, but in my humble opinion, where ever you live if your origins are Pakistani you are always Pakistani at heart.


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