Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the Swiss watch brand Omega and Sonraj leading importer of watches and luxury accessories in Pakistan hosted an event in honour of the Apollo 11 mission with the introduction of Speedmaster Moonwatch. The celebration took place at in Karachi at Dolmen Mall, Clifton where Apollo theme-based KIOS consisting of Apollo 11 historical event as well as Speedmaster Moonwatch were featured. At the event prominent Pakistani based in the Principality of Monaco, Namira Salim who is renowned internationally as the first Pakistani to go to space aboard Virgin Galactic, the first private space line of the world was joined by actors Ayesha Omar, Ghana Ali, Zhalay Sarhadi as well as father son duo; Behroz and Shehroz Sabzwari.On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing, Namira Salim, thanked Rameez Sattar CEO Sonraj and Omega for appointing her as a Friend of the Brand and highlighted that “the New Space Age will soon see the First woman land on the moon and as a future Astronaut, I am looking forward to seeing Omega launch the first edition of a ladies Moonwatch for the next generation of female astronauts who will rove on the lunar surface and beyond.” Indeed, it was 50 years ago on 21 July 1969, that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to step on the moon. Although Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong was the first to set foot upon the Moon, he left his 105.012 Speedmaster inside the lunar module as a backup, because the Lunar Model’s electronic timer had malfunctioned. Therefore, Buzz Aldrin’s Speedmaster became the first watch to be worn on the Moon.It was 50 years ago on July 21, 1969, that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to step on the moon. Although Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong was the first to set foot upon the Moon, he left his 105.012 Speedmaster inside the lunar module as a backup, because the Lunar Model’s electronic timer had malfunctionedIt was 50 years ago on 21 July 1969, that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to step on the moon. Although Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong was the first to set foot upon the Moon, he left his 105.012 Speedmaster inside the lunar module as a backup, because the Lunar Model’s electronic timer had malfunctioned. Therefore, Buzz Aldrin’s Speedmaster became the first watch to be worn on the Moon.The ingenious Speedmaster technology was vital for getting astronauts to the moon. While they were used throughout the early manned Apollo program, the manual winding Speedmaster Professional or “Moonwatch” is the best-known as “The First Watch Worn on the Moon.”To commemorate that moment on the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 this year, Omega created 6,969 pieces of the Speedmaster and re-created a limited edition of 1,014 of the original 18 Karat gold editions of the Speedmaster, which were given by NASA to the first Astronauts, who went to the moon.Actor George Clooney wore the limited edition of this 18-carat-gold Speedmaster or Moonwatch, as brand Ambassador at the Omega black-tie dinner commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, held on 9 May at the Kennedy Space Center under the Saturn V Rocket. Today, mankind has entered into a NewSpace Age which opens space to all sectors and is set to propel mankind into the stars. Accordingly, with the newly announced Artemis programme, NASA will form a coalition of Nations, to not only form a base on the Moon by 2024, but also to return the next man and most importantly, to land the first woman on the moon.In our New Space Age, as we see the first woman land on the moon, and as a future Astronaut, I am looking forward to seeing Omega launch the First edition of a ladies Moonwatch for the next generation of female astronauts who will rove on the lunar surface and beyond.Namira Salim, a Space Diplomat, Future Astronaut, Pioneering Polar Explorer and Artist, is a prominent Pakistani based in the Principality of Monaco since 1997. She is well renowned as the first South Asian to go to space aboard Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic -the first private space-line of the world. In March 2006, Sir Richard Branson, Chairman Virgin Group, personally introduced Namira to the world press as one of the earliest Founders and Future Astronauts of Virgin Galactic. Being an example of early consumer confidence, Namira’s membership landed Virgin its biggest investor in Aabar PJS of Abu Dhabi, worth US$380 million. Subsequently, in August 2006, the Government of Pakistan, officially launchedNamira to the nation as the “First Pakistani Astronaut” making her an instant source of inspiration for women and youth. In October 2007, she successfully qualified to go to space after completing her spaceflight training at the world´s largest centrifuge in the United States.Namira holds an Ivy League Masters degree in International Affairs from Columbia University. Her diplomatic efforts lead to the historic accreditation between Pakistan & Monaco in February 2009.Subsequently, in August 2011, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, the Sovereign Prince of Monaco accepted Namira Salim’s nomination as the first Honourary Consul of Pakistan to the Principality of Monaco.In November 2015, Namira launched her non-profit organization, Space Trust to promote Space as the New Frontier for Peace, in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Deputy Executive Director of Roscosmos (The Russian Federal Space Agency) and Former Chairman of SUPARCO, National Space Agency of Pakistan. Namira’s work as Founder and Executive Chairperson of Space Trust, has carved her into a Space Diplomat for engaging Heads of State and Heads of Government to utilize space as a sustainable tool for peacemaking on Earth, in support of Space2030 and the UN Sustainable Development Agenda of 2030, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.She has recently designed and launched a line of jewellery inspired by the night sky called Namira Monaco, Jewels from Space. The first pieces, which comprised of astronomically accurate constellations and stars were gifted to thirty-six A-list celebrities during the Oscars and one hundred and sixty A-list celebrities and performers during the Grammys in 2017.Namira became the first Pakistani and first woman from Monaco and Dubai (where her parents live), at the North Pole in April 2007 and the South Pole in January 2008, as well as the first Asian to skydive (tandem) over Mount Everest (third pole) in October 2008. At all three poles, she hoisted a universal peace flag.Namira Salim’s pioneering polar expeditions have earned positive press worldwide and made her a continuous source of inspiration for women to excel in all fields of life. Based on these exemplary achievements in the area of sports, Namira was conferred with a civil decoration of Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Medal of Excellence) by the President of Pakistan, in 2011.In May 2011, Namira launched a documentary in Dubai titled “Beyond the Poles” under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman & Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group. This documentary premiered in Pakistan at the nation’s biggest Air Force Academy upon the personal invitation of the Chief of Air Staff. The film also premiered in France during the OIC Day at UNESCO in September, 2011.Namira’s innovative exhibits with built-in music and messages in the voices of world leaders have promoted messages of peace and goodwill at the SAARC Summit in Pakistan in January 2004, the United Nations General Assembly in May 2002 and during UNESCO’s Executive Board in October 2000. Her arts and collectibles from Monaco are regularly presented to Heads of State and Royalty of Monaco and the UAE.In 1993, as a fresh graduate, Namira became the Founding President of AIESEC in Pakistan, the largest student run NGO of the world, which promotes peace and international cooperation through corporate and cultural exchange programs. AIESEC, -a French acronym for the International Association of Students in Economics and Business Management, has a consultative status with the United Nations. Namira has also trained as a student pilot in 1995 and is a PADI certified advanced scuba diver.