Hailing from Balochistan, meet Pakistan’s first space scientist at Cambridge University
Making country proud, Dr Yarjan Abdul Samad from Balochistan becomes Pakistan's first space scientist at Cambridge University.
- Dr Yarjan Abdul Samad becomes Pakistan’s first space scientist at Cambridge University.
- Cambridge is world’s best and the Britain’s leading university.
- Samad hails from Turbat, Balochistan.
- “I am proud that as a Baloch and a Pakistani”, says Samad.
- He says he is willing to train Pakistani scientists.
Hailing from Balochistan, Dr Yarjan Abdul Samad makes Pakistan proud by becoming the first space scientist at the world’s best and the Britain’s leading university of Cambridge. He works at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, Engineering Department of the University of Cambridge.
His department and line of work deals with the devices used in the space-bound satellites. The said institution is run in collaboration with the European Space Agency and other research institutions.
“At the department, we make devices that are used in the space,” Dr Yarjan said, speaking to a local news channel.
The young Pakistani scientist said he will willingly share his work with the Pakistani Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO).
A proud Pakistani and a proud Baloch:
Hailing from far-flung village, Buleda, located off Turbat, Balochistan, Dr Yarjan wears his identity like a medal. He says that not only is he a proud Pakistani, but a proud Baloch as well who is willing to make impact in every possible capacity.
“I am proud that as a Baloch and a Pakistani, I’m the first Pakistani to work as a space scientist at the Cambridge University,” he said.
Speaking about his work, he said that they are making efforts to work out the devices that function without any energy and electricity. He added that these devices will provide cooling to the spacecrafts while in space.
The young Baloch scientist has already performed his scientific experiments several times at zero gravity in space during three years.
Dr. Yarjan says he is willing to train Pakistani scientists:
He said that he is willing to share his technology and experiments with the Pakistani Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO). He added that he is even willing to train Pakistani scientists.
We launch flights, including the parabolic ones or sounding rockets, for our experiments. We can replicate them in Pakistan too,” he said.
Yarjan compared his job to that of a soldier. He said that when you are committed wholeheartedly to your work, there is no space for fear. He showed optimism regarding the scope of space and technology as he believes he will serve different purposes, including improving the environments.
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