Pakistani Woman in Space in 2009

When I read this title, I too thought that perhaps a Pakistani was going to be part of the team that would man a spaceship into space (now that would be ultra cool). It turns out that she is one of those who have been selected from 44,000 candidates to board Virgin Galactic’s commercial space flights which start operations in 2009.

Nevertheless, an achivement it still is.

I first read it here.

Originally from Reuters.com

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3 Responses to “Pakistani Woman in Space in 2009”


  1. 1 wecite March 15, 2007 at 10:42 am

    Thank you for the mention.

    Keep clicking,

    The WeCite Blog [a part of the http://www.wecite.net magazine venture by WeCite Inc.]

  2. 2 crybaby March 15, 2007 at 11:44 am

    She’s done great! She’s the first astronaut from Pakistan!

    Well not really an astronaut, she’s an artist. In definition, an astronaut is a person who goes to space. But she will be contributing to humanity a great deal from her flight.

    Well not really contributing to humanity, she’s actually going on a tour and its very hard to get selected for it but she did!

    Well, not really selected, she actually bought a ticket for 200,000$s. But she was Short-listed for her talent, hard work and dedication out of a total of 60,000 people.

    Well, not really her talent, hard work and dedication, she’s one of 200 people who paid full dues of 200,000 dollars. But going in outer-space for a tour is worth it!

    Well, not really going in outer space; she’s only going to experience 5 minutes of weightlessness. She’s putting all her money into it, shows how much she’s dedicated for it.

    Well, its not really her money, its her dads money, she’s a rich kid blowing away 200,000$s for a 5-minute on-board weightlessness. But its still worth it for a tour in space!

    Well, the tour is not really guaranteed to happen, Virgin Atlantic is still trying to work on it and then we’ll hear of the blastoff soon!

    Well, not soon, it might happen in 2008. But this is a great achievement.

    Details here .

    http://www.sptimes.com/2006/08/11/Business/A_blast_of_personalit.shtml

  3. 3 sabahkamal March 15, 2007 at 12:49 pm

    crybaby: Thanks for the link. Oh well.


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