Future astronaut, space diplomat, pioneering polar explorer and artist, Monaco based, Namira Salim, has released her first single “Follow Me To The Moon” on October 25, 2019.
Namira is widely known as the first future South Asian Space Tourist and is the only Pakistani member and Founder Astronaut of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial space liner. As Namira prepares for her sub-orbital flight next year as “Astronaut in transition” and soon to be fitted with the World’s First Exclusive Spacewear System for Private Astronauts, unveiled by Richard Branson last week – Namira is tapping into another inborn talent with “Follow Me To The Moon” to honor the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 in a NewSpace Age and to honor the work of space industry colleagues in returning mankind to the moon and beyond. NASA recently announced the Artemis Program to return the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024, in partnership with a coalition of nations.
The release of “Follow Me To The Moon” also comes in conjunction with and during the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington DC, where Namira co-chaired a high level panel “0G (ZeroGravity) Summit – Man’s Return to the Moon in the NewSpace Age.” The music video for “Follow Me To The Moon” will premiere at the closing ceremony of the Conference on October 25th.
“Follow Me to the Moon” was launched in partnership with the International Astronautical Federation and Space Trust, a non-profit and non-partisan organization founded by Namira, which advocates Space as the New Frontier for Peace on Earth. Space Trust will benefit from part of the proceeds of the song.
“Space makes up my DNA. As a child growing up in Pakistan, I was first introduced to the stars by my late father when he navigated me through the constellations of the Northern Sky, and pointed out the Pole Star. Since then, the beauty and majesty of the stars have inspired me to break orbits,” said Namira. “’Follow Me To The Moon’” is a tribute to my beloved father who carved me into the empowered woman I am today, and who inspired me to reach for the stars”, adds the future astronaut.
“Follow Me To The Moon” was written by Namira Salim, with music by Atif Ali and composition by Namira Salim and Atif Ali. The single was mixed, recorded and mastered at Playback Lounge in Dubai. The music video for “Follow Me To The Moon” was edited at Digitally Studio in Dubai.
“Follow Me To The Moon” single will be available on all streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music, iTunes on October 25th.
ABOUT NAMIRA SALIM:
Namira Salim has made news world-wide for breaking orbits as a future astronaut, space diplomat, pioneering polar explorer and artist. Namira is widely known as the first future South Asia Space Tourist, personally introduced in 2006 by Sir Richard Branson to the global press in Dubai to show early consumer confidence in space tourism. Her launch landed Virgin Galactic its biggest stakeholder worth $380m. Additionally, Namira is the first Pakistani and first woman from Monaco to have reached the North Pole in April 2007, the South Pole in January 2008, as well as the first Asian to skydive (tandem) over Mount Everest during the historic First Everest Skydives 2008.