STEM system will help in raising the intellectual level of local schoolgirls and they will be able to compete with international students
LAHORE: Pakistan’s first female astronaut Namira Saleem has urged the government to introduce STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education system in the country.
According to newsNamira said that this system should be introduced especially for schoolgirls so that they can become a part of the international community in various fields in the future.
In a telephone conversation on Saturday, Namira said she was proud to be the first Pakistani woman astronaut and her adventurous journey would not stop here and she would now be eyeing bigger goals.
Namira was also the first Pakistani woman to hoist the national flag at both the North Pole and the South Pole. She said that she waited for 17 years to go to space and during this time her expectations were high and she was determined to achieve her goal.
Talking about his space travel, he said that when you go into orbit and see the blue, brown and white world, you forget what you are and it feels so beautiful that it cannot be expressed in words. May go. He said he saw both sunrise and sunset from orbit, while he saw a half moon from there.
Before her trip to space, President Dr. Arif Alvi presented her the national flag, which she took with her to space.
Namira is the first Pakistani to go to space on the Galactic 04 mission on Virgin Galactic from Spaceport America in New Mexico, USA on October 7, 2023.
Talking about his passion, he said that he has started making mini satellites in collaboration with two universities of America and Kenya. The special feature of this project will be that students will create miniature satellites, which will be sent into orbit and voice messages of world leaders, important personalities and religious scholars will be broadcast in space to convey the message of love towards humanity.
On a question about providing technical assistance to the Government of Pakistan as well as cooperation with local universities, Namira Saleem said that she is always available to assist the government, universities and students.
“The future era is one of commercialization of orbit and the UAE and Saudi Arabia are already working on exploring avenues for commercial activity in space,” he said. He also urged the Pakistan government to join the American or Russian space programs and send astronauts into space. through them.
He said the government should also involve the private sector in launching platforms and opportunities regarding STEM education system and advanced studies for students, especially school girls.
This will increase the intellectual level of local schoolgirls and they will be able to compete with international students. Namira wanted to meet Caretaker Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar and give him several suggestions that could help in promoting women empowerment and STEM education.