Namira Salim is scheduled to be the first person from Pakistan to go into space. Her plan is to go aboard Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space plane.
Salim, in her life, has already climbed Mount Everest, traveled to North and South Poles plus set up her country’s first consulate in Monaco. But says Branson the flight has been delayed.
According to Fox News, “Asked about Virgin Galactic, Branson said he has ‘stopped counting’ days to the launch because it gets delayed “to the next year, to the next year.”
So, on the heels of Felix Baumgartner’s record setting jump from space and probably around the time that singer Sarah Brightman is to travel to the International Space Station, Namira Salim MAY be afforded the opportunity to travel into low earth orbit.
We know that safety is the number one mantra for air travel or space travel so it’s important that Branson gets this right. But, this patience will be a virtue when the big event finally does happen.