Asgardia, Space Stations

Asgardia, The First Space Nation And Orbital Space Station, Is Accepting Citizens Today

Want to be an ‘Asgardian’? Now is your chance as the initiative has begun signing up citizens online to be part of the first phase of the monumental project.

Just recently the company released a statement at a press conference in hong kong detailing it’s elaborate plans to build an orbital space station in Earth’s orbit, and an accompanying station on the moon. They also plan to launch their first satellite, Asgardia-1, in autumn this year.

Sign up online, and you become an ‘Asgardian’. Asgardians have the right to upload data onto the first deployed satellite up to 300kb. The society already boasts over 180,000 citizens. The purpose of the data storage is to provide a memoir of humanity’s new journey:

“Your names and data will forever stay in the memory of the new space humanity as they will be reinstalled on every following Asgardia satellite, orbital satellite constellation, not only in the near space but also on the Moon and anywhere in the Universe wherever Asgardia will be,”

– Igor Ashurbeyli, Founder

The next phase of the project begins very soon. On June 18th voting will begin for the Asgardian Declaration of Unity, the Constitution of Asgardia, Asgardia’s flag, its coat of arms, and national anthem. The Parliament of Asgardia is scheduled to be formed in six months time.

So why would you become a citizen of Asgardia? Well, according to it’s founder it may become a prestigious destination “I do believe that as soon as this country becomes a part of the UN family, citizenship of that country will be really quite prestigious.”

While this does sound like the exact plot of Elysium, the concept is theoretically possible given enough time and appropriate resources. We’re eagerly looking forward to the development of Asgardia, and will keep you updated on it’s progress.

Asgardia, officially known as the Space Kingdom of Asgardia is a proposal for nation announced on October 12, 2016 by Dr. Igor Ashurbeyli, the founder of the Aerospace International Research Centre and Chairman of UNESCO’s Science of Space Committee. The proposed nation intends to promote peace and collaboration as mankind expands into outer space and ultimately aims to be recognised as a nation state. The draft constitution declares Asgardia to be a Constitutional Monarchy with Dr. Igor Ashurbeyli the first Head of State. The draft constitution permits Asgardia to create laws that are legally binding on its citizens.

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