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Virgin Galactic's founding astronaut prepares for flight

•, Ralston Ramsay

Salim is the first South Asian Space Tourist who will go aboard Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic's first sub-orbital flight next year. Salim, Virgin Galactic's founding astronaut, joined Yahoo Finance's On the Move to discuss her upcoming journey, space suit fitting and the space race. 

Salim recently attended the Virgin Galactic Founder's Forum where she was fitted into the World's First Exclusive Spacewear System for Private Astronauts, sponsored and created by Under Armour. She said she spent two days with the footwear and apparel company, which provided specific details on what to expect during the flight. 

"It was incredible because they gave us a fitness plan and a diet plan," she explained. "The space suit just needs a little bit of tweaks. And it's just amazing, the excitement building up and the whole plan on how it's going to happen at the Space Bard, we had a lot of discussions about that."